Maine State Climatologist Dr. George Jacobson to speak at Gould

April 30, 2014

thumbnailGould is excited to welcome Dr. George Jacobson, Maine State Climatologist and Professor Emeritus at the University of Maine to campus on Wednesday, April 30 for a presentation on climate change in Maine.

Dr. Jacobson’s visit is part of a speaker series organized by Mahoosuc Land Trust, and will offer insight into the effects of long-term climate variability on the forests and lands of Maine.

The event will take place in Trustees Auditorium in the McLaughlin Science Center at 7:00pm and is open to the public.

Dr. Jacobson served as the director of the Climate Change Institute for ten years after being part of the organization since moving to Maine in 1979. He is internationally renowned for his research on long-term climate variability and its impact on the environment. During the 1990’s, Dr. Jacobson chaired the Scientific Advisory Panel for the NOAA Paleoclimate Program, and more recently he chaired a similar Scientific Advisory Panel for the European Science Foundation. He earned his undergraduate degree from Carleton College in 1968 and got his Ph.D at the University of Minnesota in 1975.

Watch the video below to learn more about Dr. Jacobson’s 40 years of climate change research.

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