CUNY Climate Change Lectures on Governors Island

Take a 15-minute ferry ride to Governors Island and attended Professor Hendry's superb lecture on NYC's future climate. Goverors Is. is just off the Battery at lower Manhattan (Directions below).

WHAT: CUNY Climate Change lectures
and exhibition

WHERE: Pershing Hall
Governors Island

WHEN: Saturdays, 12:30 pm
starting 2 June
ending 1 September

CUNY Climate Change Science Lecture Series and Exhibition on Governors Island
CUNY is proud to present its second annual science lecture series and science exhibition on Governors Island. The exhibition will be open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays, starting June 2nd and ending September 2st. The lecture series will be given each Saturday afternoon starting on June 2nd, and continue to September 2nd located in Pershing Hall, beginning at 12:30 pm (see lecture series list below). Both are free and open to the public. These events are part of a nation wide effort led by Focus the Nation (, which will coordinate faculty and students at U.S. colleges, universities, and high schools to engage in a nationwide discussion centered around the theme of “Stabilizing the Climate in the 21st Century.”

CUNY Lecture Series Schedule on Governors Island
Saturdays Summer 2007
12:30 pm
in Pershing Hall, Governors Island

6/2 George Hendrey, Queens College
Gotham's Future Climate

6/9 Stephen Pekar, Queens College
Glaciers in Manhattan? Forests in Antarctica? Past Climate Change and What it Means for Us

6/16 Leonard Rodberg, Queens College
Climate Change, Peak Oil, and our Energy Future?

6/23 Peter Marcotullio, Hunter College
The Urban Environmental Transition: Understanding Changing Environmental Conditions in Cities

6/30 William Solecki, Hunter College
Environmental Change and Urban Sustainability - The Case of New York City

7/7 Stan Gedzelman, City College of New York
Prime Movers in Saving the Planet

7/14 Deborah Popper, College of Staten Island
A Full Plate: Food Sustainability, Food Security

7/21 Nicholas Coch, Queens College
The Unique Vulnerability of the N.Y. / N.J. Metropolitan Region to Hurricane Damage - A New Perspective Based on Recent Research

7/28 Tria Case, Center for Sustainable Energy, Bronx Community College
New York City's Renewable Energy Future

8/4 Michael Bobker, CUNY Institute for Urban Systems
The Open Window: Getting to Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings

8/11 Cecilia McHugh, Queens College
Glacial to Interglacial Depositional History of Western Long Island Sound, New York

8/18 Frank Buonaiuto and Haydee Salmun, Hunter College
New York Meets Nor'easters: Are Our Coasts Prepared?

8/25 Deborah Balk, Baruch College
The Rising Tide: Urban Population & Climate Change

9/1 Judith Kimerling, Queens College
Oil, Law, and Sustainability in the Amazon Rainforest



Getting to the CUNY Lecture Series and Exhibition on Governors Island.
The ferry to Governors Island leaves from Battery Maritime Building, Slip 7 directly east of the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. A number of subways stop near the Maritime Building (#1, 4, 5, R, W). The island is open every Saturday and Sunday for the summer, with free ferry service starting at 10 am (visit: for more info).

On the island
The CUNY exhibition is located in the eastern part of Building 110. It is the first building on the right at the top of the hill. The CUNY Lecture Series is located in Pershing Hall and is a two-minute walk from the ferry terminal on Governors Island. Make a left at the first intersection and follow the signs to Pershing Hall (building 125). For more information about either the CUNY lecture series or exhibition,
contact Dr. Stephen Pekar at QCccasa 'at'

Ferries leave Manhattan from Slip 7 (on the side of the Heliport) of the newly renovated and magnificent Battery Maritime Building next to the Staten Island Ferry on the hour from 10 am to 3 pm. Ferries return from Governors Island on the half hour from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm, with the last ferry at 5 pm.


Professor Stephen Pekar
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Queens College
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11367
Tel.: 718-997-3305
Email: stephen.pekar 'at
Web Site:

Dr. Stephen Pekar
Research Scientist
Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory of
Columbia University
Palisades NY 10964
Tel.: 845-365-8362
Email: pekar 'at'

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