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A Tale for Our Times: Something for Everyone About Climate Change and the Reasons for Climate Gridlock

Presented By: 

Susan Solomon
October 13, 2010

Susan Solomon (CHE '77) presents the 2010 Darsh T. Wasan Lecture, "A Tale for Our Times: Something for Everyone About Climate Change and the Reasons for Climate Gridlock."Solomon is a senior scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Boulder, Colorado. She received her bachelor's degree in chemistry from IIT in 1977 and her Ph.D. from UC-Berkeley in 1981. She is widely recognized as one of the leaders in the field of atmospheric science and is well known for having pioneered the theory explaining why the ozone hole occurs in Antarctica, as well as having obtained some of the first chemical measurements that helped to establish the chlorofluorocarbons as its cause.