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   from the issue of October 12, 2006

Specialists featured in Weather Channel, HBO shows

Climate scientists from the School of Natural Resources are featured in a number of specials and presentations by the Weather Channel and one by HBO. These look at global warming and the seven-year drought gripping the western United States.

Climatologists from the SNR's High Plains Regional Climate Center and National Drought Mitigation Center appeared in the first episode or will appear in upcoming showings of "The Climate Code," subtitled "The Problem is Global, The Solution is Possible." A series hosted by former federal scientist Heidi Cullen of the Weather Channel, premiered Oct. 1. The series continues each Sunday at 4 p.m.

In addition, a Weather Channel-affiliated Web site, "One Degree - Climate Change," includes video interviews with School of Natural Resources faculty and staff. The site,, is dedicated to documenting facts about climate change and potential solutions. Additional segments will be added through the fall. "Abrams and Bettes - Beyond the Forecast," also on The Weather Channel, Monday through Friday at 7 p.m., will include some of these interviews.

Finally, HBO is producing a documentary on global climate change that will air spring or summer 2007. They accompanied Cullen and Natural Resources faculty and staff in surveying the drought in the heartland.



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