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'Orange County in the Time of Climate Change'

Cooper Center Director Will Report Latest Findings June 11

June 7, 2013

Scientific facts from geological records and observations over historical times show that the climate is changing and will continue to do so into the near and distant future, says Jere H. Lipps, director of the John D. Cooper Center, who will present "Hotter, Drier and Smaller: Orange County in the Time of Climate Change" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 11 at the Fullerton Library. The lecture is free.

"The changes include hotter and drier climates with their associated fire risks, and rising sea levels due to the deterioration of the world's ice," Lipps explains. "This is sufficient to inundate much of coastal Orange County. Add to this the fact that these problems are exacerbated by a rapidly increasing population, he adds.

According to Lipps, Orange County is a microcosm of the rest of the world and could serve as a model for solving these problems of change.

Jere Lipps, who earned his doctorate in geology at UCLA was a professor of geology at UC Davis and of integrative biology at UC Berkeley prior to taking on the position of director of the John D. Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Center, a partnership between Orange County Parks and California State University, Fullerton.

The Fullerton Library is located at 353 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, 92832. For more information, call 714-738-6327.

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