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Le Moyne College to be Host Site for World Food Day Teleconference

<p>SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Le Moyne College will join in a worldwide teleconference on hunger and poverty on World Food Day, Tuesday, October 16, from noon - 3 p.m. in the Reilley Room, located in Reilly Hall. The theme of the three-hour program, which will be broadcast live from Washington, D.C., is "Climate: Changes, Challenges and Consequences." <br /> <br /> The overwhelming majority of the world's climate scientists are convinced that the Earth is in the midst of a period of potentially severe climate change caused by the activities of mankind. This year's World Food Day Teleconference will examine the many crosscutting issues of global climate change and the potentially disastrous consequences for the millions of poor and chronically undernourished people. Avoiding this looming crisis will require immediate and farsighted action by all nations.<br /> <br /> The first hour of the teleconference will feature interviews with three international experts on issues of climate, the environment and agriculture: Suzanne Hunt, an independent consultant and authority on the topic of bioenergy issues; Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig, senior research scientist and leader of the Climate Impacts Group at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies at Columbia University; and Dr. Stephen Schneider, professor of interdisciplinary environmental studies and civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University and a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Moderating the event will be PBS senior correspondent Ray Suarez. Two documentary films, "The Millennium Development Goals" and "The Ecological Footprint," will be shown in the second hour. The third hour will be a live call-in show between host sites and the panel.<br /> <br /> Continuing education credits for teleconference participation will be provided through Marywood University for interested clergy and social service professionals. The American Dietetic Association gives 3 CEUS for registered dietitians and dietetic technicians, and the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences has approved three Professional Development Units (PDUS) for its members. <br /> <br /> For more information, call Lawrence Tanner at 445-4537 or visit the event Web site at<br /> http://www.worldfooddayusa.org/</p>
posted on: 9/24/2007