Skip to main content

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

Last updated .

More in Public Engagement

America’s brand of nationalism excludes critical perspectives

Politics and International Affairs professor Akan Malici warns about the dangers of overzealous nationalism.

Field Test

Anthony and Olivia Esquivel fill a community gap with COPA, where players of all backgrounds can come connect, compete, and ultimately unite under a common passion.

All Good

Local lifestyle magazine profiles Furman trustee P. Edwin Good, Jr. '67 who earns the Lifetime of Charitable Giving Award from The Community Foundation of Greenville.

The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women

English Literature grad Kathryn (Tison) Petralia '92 comes in at No. 98 as cofounder and COO of Kabbage, Inc., a company making waves in the male-dominated fintech sphere.