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2007 AAAS Annual Meeting: "Science and Technology for Sustainable Well-Being"
SAN FRANCISCO—As global climate change poses a growing threat to society, and many people worldwide continue to lack adequate food, clean water, and energy, the 2007 AAAS Annual Meeting—set for 15-19 February—will draw up to 10,000 total attendees to explore "Science and Technology for Sustainable Well-Being."
"Global climate change is real, humans are responsible for a substantial part of it, and it's taking us in dangerous directions," said John P. Holdren, president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), director of the Woods Hole Research Center, and Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy at Harvard University.
On Sunday, 18 February, Holdren will preside over a free public event on global climate change, a town hall meeting for K-12 teachers, students, scientists, policy-makers and others. Other expected Annual Meeting highlights:
The latest climate-change evidence, from Peru to the Himalayas to Africa;
New research on past and current prospects for habitable niches on Mars;
Efforts to mathematically analyze works of art by van Gogh and others;
A new report on the U.S. proposal for "reliable warheads";
The impacts of methamphetamine and other drugs on brain function; and
Efforts to revive threatened or extinct languages.
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