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A&M Site of Satellite Downlink for White House Conference on Global Climate Change
Release Date: 10/3/1997
Contact Information: For more information contact the Office of External Affairs at (214) 665-2200.
President Clinton will participate in the White House Conference on Climate Change: The Challenge of Global Warming at Georgetown University on Monday, October 6, 1997. Texas A & M University in College Station, Texas, will be one of more than 30 sites across the nation to receive a live satellite broadcast of the conference.
The conference will include discussions on the scientific, technological, international and economic aspects of climate change. Participants will include scientists, economists, corporate executives, environmental, civic and labor leaders, small business owners, members of Congress and representatives of state and local governments.
The conference agenda consists of remarks by the President, Vice President and First Lady; panel discussions led by President Clinton and Vice President Gore and featuring Secretary of Energy Federico Pena, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Deputy Secretary of Treasury Lawrence Summers. At each downlink site, a panel of local experts will lead discussions and answer questions.
This conference is part of the Administration's ongoing effort to educate the American people about climate change and is designed to help inform the development of U.S. policy on this important issue. A detailed agenda is attached.
WHEN: Monday, October 6, 8:50 a.m.- 4 p.m.
WHERE: Studio A of KAMU-TV, Moore Communications Center, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
CONTACT: Nancy Sawtelle (409)845-8585
- Judy Canales, Moderator, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development
- Gerald R. North, Ph.D, Climatologist; Distinguished Professor; Head, Department of Meteorology, Texas A&M University
- Thomas J. Crowley, Ph.D., Paleoclimatologist; Professor of Oceanography; Deputy Director, Texas Center for Climate Studies, Texas A&M University
- Robert Harriss, Ph.D., Atmospheric Chemist; Professor of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University; former Director, Division of Earth Sciences and Applications, NASA