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January 10th, 2013
Climate change expert to speak at Texas State


Katherine Hayhoe, research professor of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas Tech University, will deliver Texas State’s Ed Cape Seminar on Jan. 23.

Hayhoe was the lead author of the federal report “Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States.” She is currently serving on the National Academy of Science committee considering greenhouse gas concentrations.

The presentation, free and open to the public, will take place at 12:30 p.m. in the Sac-N-Pac Room at the End Zone Complex of Bobcat Stadium.

Texas State’s Ed Cape Seminar honors the late Edward Matthew Cape of San Marcos, a pioneer in the development of water resources in Central Texas. Cape became formally involved with water resource management by helping to create the Guadalupe River Authority in 1933. The authority was expanded in 1935 to include the Blanco River and a 10-county region and renamed the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA).

He also took a pivotal role in the construction of Canyon Lake, in cooperation with then-Congressman Lyndon Johnson and other area leaders.

The Ed Cape Seminar Series was implemented as a continuing seminar series designed to provide a forum for discussing major water issues relevant to Central Texas, the state and the nation.

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