"What’s Up with the Weather?"

FDU Film and Discussion Series Continues

October 1, 2004) —“The Research Revolution: Science and the Shaping of Modern Life” is a free film and discussion series sponsored by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Libraries.

The four films, which are free and open to the public, will be shown in the Weiner Library Auditorium, Metropolitan Campus, River Road, Teaneck, NJ, and Room S-1, Science Building, College at Florham, Madison, NJ. Each program includes the screening of an award-winning documentary film followed by a discussion, which will be led by an expert in the field. There are suggested reading lists available.

The third installment, “What’s Up with the Weather?”, takes an in-depth look at one of the most controversial issues faced in the 21st century-global warming. This film tries to answer questions such as whether global warming actually exists and whether it is caused by actions of human beings and what the long-term consequences might be?

The program explains the process of global warming and states that, if indeed the earth is getting warmer, everyone should be concerned about the long-term repercussions of this phenomenon, much more concerned than we are right now. Political and scientific aspects of global warming are addressed and compelling photos of nature are used throughout the film.

“What’s Up with the Weather?” will be shown on Sunday, October 17 at 12:30 p.m. on the College at Florham Campus and Wednesday, October 20 at 8 p.m. on the Metropolitan Campus.

The post-film discussion at the College at Florham will be led by Dr. Paul Boyer, professor of geology, Department of Biological and Allied Health Sciences at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

After the screening at the Weiner Library, Joseph Labriola, senior environmental scientist at RCC Design, Inc., a firm of consulting engineers, planners and surveyors in Paterson, NJ, will lead the audience discussion. He currently teaches a course in Wetland Watershed Resources in Fairleigh Dickinson University’s School of Natural Sciences.

“The Research Revolution” viewing and discussion series is a project of National Video Resources, with major funding from The National Science Foundation. The series is organized in partnership with the American Library Association Public Program Office. For further information, call 201 692 2608 for the Metropolitan Campus and 973 443 8627 for the College at Florham.

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