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Science Author Fred Pearce Visit Moravian to Discuss Climate Change

Bethlehem, Pa., October 19, 2009—Renowned science author Fred Pearce will speak at Moravian College on “When the Rivers Run Dry: The Defining Crisis of the 21st Century” on Thursday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Prosser Auditorium.  Pearce has written several books related to climate change, sustainability and water issues; copies will be on sale in the lobby, and he’ll be available for book-signing afterwards.  This talk is free of charge and open to the public.

Pearce is a former news editor and current environment and development consultant at New Scientist.  He has also written for Audubon, Popular Science, Time, the Boston Globe, and Natural History, and is a regular contributor to many British publications. His books include Confessions of an Eco-Sinner, With Speed and Violence, When the Rivers Run Dry, Keepers of the Spring, Turning Up the Heat, and Deep Jungle. Pearce, who lives in England, has given public presentations on all six continents in the past two years and is a regular broadcaster and international speaker on environmental issues.  He believes, “that meeting water needs is…a major challenge in itself for the 21st century” and will define more widely our ability to coexist with nature.

This lecture is sponsored by the Moravian College Arts & Lectures, Environmental Studies Program (with a grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation), Biology Department and Residential Life, and also by the Consortium for Research Opportunities in the Plant Sciences (CROPS)—a grant initiative involving seven colleges with funding from the National Science Foundation and the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America’s sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.