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Local scientist to lecture on environmental careers
Trinidad and Tobago national and member of the Nobel Peace Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Dr Roger S Pulwarty, will deliver a lecture to young adults on careers in Environmental Science at the Young Adult Library, National Library, Abercromy Street, Port-of-Spain today at 3 pm. A release from the US Embassy said the lecture was part of its continuing activities associated with its Science Corner at the National Library. Dr Pulwarty, a former student of Presentation College, is chief of the Climate and Societal Interactions Division and director of the US National Integrated Drought Information System at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Boulder, Colorado and Washington DC. His research and publications focus on climate, impacts assessment and adaptation in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. He is a lead author on several national and international climate assessments reports, including the 2007 UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)—the recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize; the IPCC Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters (2012) and the US Global Change Research Program.