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American Chemical Society to hold forum on climate change on Aug. 23
Date:8/3/2010

BOSTON, Aug. 3, 2010 The American Chemical Society (ACS) will hold a special forum on climate here on Aug. 23 during its 240th National Meeting & Exposition, featuring international authorities speaking on the current status of climate change science. Entitled "Forum on Climate Change Science and Consequences," it is scheduled for 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Seaport Hotel, Plaza Ballroom B/C, and will include time for audience participation.

The presentations are among 8,000 reports scheduled for presentation during the ACS National Meeting, which runs from Aug. 22-26. The central theme is "Chemistry for Preventing & Combating Disease." In addition to the climate change forum and theme symposia, the conference will offer print, broadcast, and online journalists a rich assortment of spot news and feature possibilities with that span science's horizons from astronomy to zoology.

The ACS Office of Public Affairs will operate a Press Center in Room 152 of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. It will host daily press conferences and a news media workroom fully staffed to assist in arranging interviews. The Press Center will have wireless Internet access, telephones, computers, photocopy and fax services, and refreshments. Complimentary news media registration for the meeting is still open.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PRESENTATIONS ARE EMBARGOED UNTIL MONDAY, AUG. 23, 5 p.m., EASTERN TIME

Scheduled presenters in the Forum on Climate Change Science and Consequences and their topics:

Michael McElroy, Ph.D., of Harvard University, who will discuss the science of climate change. His research covers natural and human-induced changes in the chemical composition of the atmosphere and how these changes impact climate. McElroy's research also addresses the environmental consequences of rapid industrialization in developing countries such as China and India
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Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society
Source:Eurekalert

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