North Conway Community Center to host Earth Day lecture April 21

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CONWAY — In honor of Earth Day and the Science March in Washington, D.C. On Saturday, April 22, the lecture "Science and Why it Matters" will be presented at the North Conway Community Center Friday, April 21, at 7 p.m.

John Lichter PhD, For more information, call Becky Mulkern at (603) 447-3070. will speak about "Climate Science and Why Science Matters." Donations gratefully accepted. He will give a Power Point presentation and then will entertain questions.

Lichter is a professor of biology and environmental studies. He received his PhD from the University of Minnesota in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. On Saturday at the Rally he will be talking about ecological recovery on the coast of Maine and environmental issues and resolutions.

Lichter has written extensively including on subjects such as divestment and estuaries and coastal fisheries. Some of J Lichter's research work appeared in a 2001 issue of the prestigious journal Nature and was co-authored by William H. Schlesinger, dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke University.

The research, which is part of a large-scale research project called Free Air Carbon Dioxide Enrichment (FACE), is considered a seminal work in the study of carbon sequestration. They were the first to call into question the role of forest soils in removing excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The article received broad media attention, including a mention in The New York Times. It has been cited professionally over 90 times.

For more information, call Becky Mulkern at (603) 447-3070.