Tyler Prize Winners to Lecture at USC

April 1, 2005

Carl Marziali (213) 740-4751 or 740-2215

WHAT: The winners of the 2005 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, administered by USC, will deliver public lectures. The Tyler Prize is one of the premier awards for environmental science, energy and medicine.

WHO: Charles David Keeling and Lonnie G. Thompson are pioneers of global warming research. Keeling proved that the human burning of fossil fuels is causing a steady rise in carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere. Thompson showed that tropical glaciers are shrinking because of global warming, and warned that the famous glacier on Mt. Kilimanjaro may vanish in the near future.

WHEN: Thursday, April 7 at 2 p.m.

WHERE: Davidson Conference Center, corner of Jefferson and Figueroa. Enter campus through Gate 4 on Jefferson Boulevard. Parking is free with valid press credential.