2010 Sokol Lecture: Bob Reiss on Global Warming, 10/26

Bestselling author to discuss potential effects of global warming on the Arctic

Bestselling author and journalist, Bob Reiss, will deliver the address, “The Arctic in a Warmer World,” at the 2010 Margaret and Herman Sokol Science Lecture. Presented by Montclair State University’s College of Science and Mathematics, the event will take place on Tuesday, October 26, 2010, at 8 p.m. at the Alexander Kasser Theater.

Reiss will  speak on the state of the American Arctic and how ice melt and warmer weather there impacts on global security, Inupiat Eskimo culture, science, the Northwest Passage opening, and overall U.S. energy policy--personal stories from the front line of climate change.

A former reporter for the Chicago Tribune and correspondent for Outside magazine, Reiss is a prolific author of fiction and non-fiction books, and his articles have appeared in publications such as The Washington Post Magazine, Smithsonian, Parade, and Rolling Stone, among others. Two of his non-fiction works are The Coming Storm, which warns of the possibility of extreme weather resulting from global warming, and The Road to Extrema, about the state and fate of the Amazon rainforest.

The Sokol Science Lecture Series, established in 2002 through a gift from benefactors Margaret and Herman Sokol, has explored subjects ranging from the environment and sustainability to human evolution and last year’s exploration of gravitation.

Tickets for the event may be purchased at the Kasser Theater box office and are $10 for the general public. Tickets are free for Montclair State students, faculty, staff, and alumni, and may also be obtained at the Kasser Theater box office.

For more information call 973-655-5352 or e-mail jaberj@mail.montclair.edu.