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On Tuesday, March 18, author and journalist Ross Gelbspan will lecture at Colby College in Waterville on “History at Risk: The Challenge of Climate Change.” The talk will begin at 7 p.m. in Room 100 of the Lovejoy Building. It is open to the public and free of charge.

Gelbspan has worked as an editor and reporter at The Washington Post, The Village Voice, Scripps Howard and The Boston Globe, where he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1984. He also has taught at the Columbia University School of Journalism. In 1997 Gelbspan published The Heat Is On about the global climate crisis. He has since appeared on numerous radio and television programs, including Nightline, All Things Considered and Talk of the Nation, and has published articles on climate change in a number of magazines and newspapers.

In 1998 Gelbspan spoke about climate change to government ministers and leaders of multi-national corporations at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland and helped to assemble a group of economists, energy company presidents and policy specialists to develop a set of strategies to accelerate the Kyoto Protocol process. The United Nations Development Programme invited him and an associate to hold a conference on those strategies in Bonn, Germany, in 1999 during that round of climate negotiations. In 2000 Gelbspan presented the strategies to senators and congressmen in Washington and to the G-8 Task Force on Renewable Energy.