Local environment experts speak on ethics and climate change

April 3, 2009
Kathy Miller, 661/654-2456, kmiller26@csub.edu or
Michele Newel, 661/654-2720, mnewell1@csub.edu

In keeping with the 'go green' theme for April, California State University, Bakersfield's Kegley Institute of Ethics is hosting a panel of experts who will speak about the statewide impact of climate change. The discussion will be held Thursday, April 23 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union multipurpose room.

"All the projections show climate change having a profound effect on California on our water delivery, our economy and our plants and wildlife," said Christopher Meyers, director of the Institute. "Our panelists will not only describe those impacts, but also suggest possible solutions."

Representatives on the panel include Aaron Hegde, director of the CSUB environmental resource management program; Ted Murphy, retired CSUB biology professor; Bill Phillimore of the Kern County Water Bank; and Udak Ntuk, a Chevron resource engineer.

The panel follows an environmental lecture by famed paleo-anthropologist Richard Leakey scheduled for April 14, and precedes Celebrate CSUB! on April 25 where sustainability and earth-friendly exhibitors will be part of the daylong event.

The panel discussion is free and parking in Lot K is free after 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Meyers at (661) 654-2555 or visit www.csub.edu/kie.