RACC was honored to host a talk about Climate Change by Dr. William F. Ruddiman on April 5,2016 in Lexington. Co-hosts were the Geology Department of Washington and Lee University and the Lexington chapter of the Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL). The topic of his presentation was “Global Warming: Evidence and Origin”. Dr. Ruddiman’s professional career can be viewed on Wikipedia including sections on the Early Anthropocene and early agriculture, as well as on the University of Virginia Department of Environmental Science website. The talk was attended by 95 people; the Q and A was lively and lasted 35 minutes.
A short talk about CCL was then presented by Tessa Horan, a sophomore at W and L who is the President and co-founder of the Lexington CCL.
The talk is introduced by Lee Merrill, co-president of RACC
Virginia Author and Visiting Senior Research Scholar at the University of Richmond Stephen Nash will give a public talk entitled: "What Climate Change Means for Virginia" on
Sept 22, 2016, at 6:45 PM to 8:30 PM at the Stackhouse Theatre at Washington and Lee University. In 2014, he published "Virginia Climate Fever: How Global Warming Will Transform Our Cities, Shorelines, and Forests"
- - American Institute of Physics 2015 Science Writing Award for Books