T&T scientist lectures on the Environment
May 15, 2012: Trinidad and Tobago born scientist Dr. Roger Pulwarty on May 14, 2012 visited Trinidad and gave a lecture on “Environmental Sciences, Climate, Extremes and Change in the Caribbean" at the AV Room of the National Library, Abercromby Street, Port of Spain.
The lecture was part of the activities at the Embassy’s Science Corner at NALIS.
Ambassador Beatrice Welters, NALIS’s Executive Director Lucia Phillip and Deputy Executive Director Joan Osborne attended the lecture with other Embassy and NALIS officials. Principals and students from schools in Port of Spain also attended, together with other members of the public interested in the subject.
Dr. Pulwarty in his presentation pointed out that the Caribbean region can expect longer, direr periods due to climate change.
Dr. Pulwary was part of the Nobel Peace Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and is a former student of Presentation College. He is the Chief of the Climate and Societal Interactions Division and Director of the U.S. National Integrated Drought Information System at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Boulder, Colorado and Washington DC.