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High Noon: Professor Andersen to speak on climate change Oct. 18

The Jökulsárlón Glacier Lake in Iceland is a prime example of climate change. Sixty years ago, it was all frozen glacier. (Photo/iStock)

Brannon Andersen, professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Furman, will talk about climate change and its causes when he speaks at the university’s High Noon fall lecture series Wednesday, October 18.

Dr. Brannon Andersen

“Climate Change: Between Nature and Society” begins at noon at the Upcountry History Museum-Furman. It is free and open to the public.

Andersen’s talk is the second of four lectures in the fall series.  The remaining Furman speakers are Politics and International Affairs Professor Brent Nelsen (October 25) and Communication Studies professors John Armstrong and Brandon Inabinet (November 1).

Climate change is a major challenge facing society. After a brief summary of the mechanisms and evidence of climate change, Dr. Andersen will examine the underlying societal causes of climate change and offer solutions.

The Upcountry History Museum/Furman is located at 540 Buncombe Street in downtown Greenville’s Heritage Green area. The complete fall schedule is available here.

For more information, contact Furman’s Marketing and Public Relations office at 864-294-3107 or

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