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Meteorologist to talk about climate change in New York

A meteorologist from the National Weather Service whose job it is to warn of natural disasters will speak at the Finger Lakes Institute (FLI). David J. Nicosia will speak about New York's past, present and future climate change, including a preview of what the State's climate will be in 100 years. His talk will take place in the classroom of the FLI, 601 Main St., at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 10.

Nicosia will present temperature, precipitation and snowfall data from the past 50 to 100 years in relation to weather phenomena like El Nino to determine if such changes are evidence of a “footprint” of global warning. He will also use a computer model projection of the current changes in global temperature to demonstrate what New York’s climate will be like 100 years from now, in 2100.

A warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Binghamton, N.Y., Nicosia received his B.B. and M.S. in meteorology from Penn State University and has 16 years of professional weather forecasting experience. He focuses on warning the public of natural disasters and educating the public about weather, water and climate.

In addition to the event, William Smith student Emily Golson will arrange local refreshments for guests. As part of her Senior Integrative Experience, Golson has created a business plan and guidelines to provide local foods for the Finger Lakes Institute's events. She is completing her honors project with the help of history professor Susanne McNally.

The talk is free and open to the public; registration is requested by calling (315) 781-4382 or e-mailing fli@hws.edu.