SOURCE: California Science Center

March 22, 2007 18:55 ET

"Global Climate Change and the Human Response" Earth Weekend Celebration at the California Science Center

Earth Day Weekend Saturday, April 21, 2007

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 22, 2007 -- The California Science Center will celebrate Earth Day weekend with a panel discussion on "Global Climate Change and the Human Response" April 21, 2007, from 1:30-3:30 pm. The program, which is part of "Science Matters," a speakers program that explores current science issues in the forefront of public concern, is free to the public and will take place in the Loker Conference Center at the California Science Center.

The event will begin with a science presentation on the current science of global climate change, including the means by which scientists evaluate the effects of human activities and how they predict the impact of future climate change. In this light, four panelists will discuss the range of human responses to global climate change and the potential roles played by government, business and private citizens.

Distinguished panelists will include: Inez Fung, Sc.D. Professor of Atmospheric Science at UC Berkeley and Co-Director of Berkeley Institute of the Environment; and Gregory Benford, Ph.D., Professor of Physics at the University of California at Irvine. Conan Nolan, NBC4 reporter, will serve as moderator for the panel discussion.

To register online for this free program please go to

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The California Science Center and IMAX Theater are located in historic Exposition Park just west of the Harbor (110) Freeway at 700 State Drive, Los Angeles. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Admission to the exhibits is free. For recorded information, including IMAX show times, call 323.SCIENCE (323.724-3623). IMAX ticket prices range from $4.75 to $8.00. For advance ticket purchases, group rates, or to make free reservations for any visiting group of 15 or more (required), call 213.744-2019. Parking is available in the guest lot at Figueroa and 39th Street at $6 per car, $10 for buses or oversized vehicles. Both the Science Center and IMAX Theater are wheelchair accessible. For further information, please visit our website at

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