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For Release: June 23, 1997
VICE PRESIDENT GORE TO ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE WORKSHOP
Vice President Al Gore will address a gathering of representatives from federal, state and local governments, universities and industry in the Southeast to begin a dialogue on how improved understanding of regional weather and climate changes could save lives, money and property in the region.
The Southeastern Climate Change Workshop is being held at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., June 25-27. Some of the questions to be discussed at the conference are:
* Could this summer's El Nino, a major weather phenomenon, mean more hurricanes, tornadoes and rainfall for the Southeast? * Does all climate change have a negative impact on the Southeast? * How can utilities, the agriculture industry and natural resource managers benefit from using improved weather forecasting? * How will the changing climate affect the Southeast in the future?
NOTE TO EDITORS: To arrange interviews with climate researchers or for more information on how to cover the conference please call Kelly McFalls, Dave Drachlis or Jerry Berg in the workshop's press room at 615-343-3671 or 615-343-3680 or the Marshall Space Flight Center's Office of Public Affairs at 205-544-0034.
NOT FOR RELEASE Contact: Mike Hegarty FOR NEWS PLANNING ONLY Phone: 615-251-3276 Cellular: 202-757-9562 _________________________________________________
6:20 p.m. VICE PRESIDENT MAKES REMARKS AT CLIMATE CHANGE WORKSHOP
University Club Vanderbilt University, 2402 Garland Ave.
NOTE: Media who wish to cover this event need to be in the lobby of the University Club by 5:30 p.m. for security sweep and escort. Press entrance is through the main entrance. Final access time is 6:00 p.m.
*****Media who wish to cover this event must fax their name, job title (reporter, photographer, etc.), Social Security Number and Birthdate on company letterhead to Mike Hegarty at 615-251-3290.