Tuesday, December 02, 2008

UA profs to guide national climate change panels

The UA press office reports that Kathy Jacobs [right], executive director of the Arizona Water Institute, has been appointed chair of the National Academies study on Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change. Diana Liverman [left], incoming co-director of the Institute for Environment and Society at the UA, will become vice-chair of the National Academy study on Informing Effective Decisions and Actions Related to Climate Change.

Jacobs and Liverman will both sit on the main Committee on America's Climate Choices, which brings together scientists, and political, civic and business leaders, to convene a major summit in Washington, D.C., in spring 2009.

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