Drepung Gomang Institute
411 N. Hubbards Lane
Louisville, KY, 40207
Date(s) - 02/15/2014
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
GLACIER STUDIES IN TIBET: THE CURRENT CHALLENGES
Special Presentation on Saturday, February 15th, 1:30 – 3pm
As part of a national movement to build understanding about global climate change and its effects on real people, DGI will offer this special presentation that reflects serious concerns for Tibetan people, environment and the region.
Dr. Keith Mountain will speak about his work and observations during his trips to Tibet in the summers of 2012 and 2013. Dr. Mountain is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Geography and Geosciences at the University of Louisville. He has been engaged in climate change investigation for his 30+ professional career, mostly as a glaciologist. He works collaboratively with the Byrd Polar Research Institute at The Ohio State University concentrating on the recovery and analysis of ice cores to identify climate change signals at the global and regional level. More recently he has become concerned about climate change literacy (or the lack of it) focusing upon the realities of climate change, the current and potential consequences of these changes and why it is there is a need for an informed citizenry such that appropriate policies and decisions for the future can be set in place.
DGI is a Tibetan Buddhist Center located at 411 N. Hubbards Lane, Louisville, KY 40207. For information call Anne at 502-619-1652.