Melting Down at the Poles: CSU School of Global Environmental Sustainability Explores Changes at Polar Regions

The Colorado State University School of Global Environmental Sustainability will host a forum on “Melting Down at the Poles” on Wednesday, Feb. 13 as part of its 2013 “Managing the Planet” speaker’s series.

Leading polar scientists at CSU will discuss the rapid changes happening at the poles and how this influences us globally, including effects on biodiversity and extreme weather events. The forum will be 5-6:30 p.m. at Avogadro’s Number, 605 S. Mason St., Fort Collins. The panel is free and open to the public.

The panel of speakers includes:

  • Diana Wall, Director, School of Global Environmental Sustainability
  • David Thompson, Professor, Department of Atmospheric Science
  • John Moore, Professor, Department of Ecosystem and Sustainability, and Director, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory
  • Shane Kanatous, Professor, Department of Biology

The discussion will be moderated by Gene Kelly, Chair of the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences and SoGES Associate Director for Research and Development. For more information on the speaker’s series, go to

About the School of Global Environmental Sustainability
A first for the state, the School of Global Environmental Sustainability encompasses all sustainability (society, economics and environment) education and research at Colorado State University. The school positions CSU to address the multiple challenges to global sustainability through broad-based research, curricular programs and outreach initiatives. The school’s emphases include food security, environmental institutions and governance, sustainable communities, land and water resources, biodiversity, conservation and management, climate change and energy. This approach capitalizes on the university’s historic strength in environmental research and education and builds upon the education and research that already exists within all eight colleges on campus from the Warner College of Natural Resources to the College of Business. For more information on SoGES, go to