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Climate Change and Global Warming at MSI with Tom Skilling and Dr. Don Wuebbles Viewing "Chasing Ice"

James Balog, acclaimed National Geographic photographer and geologist captured Climate Change and Global Warming in photos and time-lapse film compiled into an award-winning documentary titled “Chasing Ice” which was hosted at the Museum of Science and Industry with Post Q&A from Tom Skilling and Environmental Experts.

A special screening of “Chasing Ice,” a documentary about climate change, was presented at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago last Sunday, November 10 at 1:30pm. WGN-TV chief meteorologist Tom Skilling introduced the 2012 award-winning documentary and participated in a post-screening Q&A alongside environmental experts Dr. Don Wuebbles and Mary Gade.

“We are so grateful to bring this documentary to the City of Chicago and to have the opportunity to discuss the issue of climate change as it is captured in this astounding film, “Chasing Ice,” commented Skilling. “We want to thank the Museum of Science and Industry for hosting this special event and Dr. Don Wuebbles and Mary Gade for participating in the post-movie Q&A.”

Tom Skilling is WGN-TV’s chief meteorologist. He appears weekdays on WGN Midday News, WGN News at Five and WGN News at Nine. This year, he celebrated his 35th anniversary with WGN-TV. For the past 32 years, Skilling has hosted an annual spring Tornado & Severe Weather Seminar at the Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory complex in Batavia.

Mary Gade is the President of Gade Environmental Group, LLC and served as Regional Administrator for the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Region V from 2006 to 2008. She also held several positions at USEPA’s Region V Office in Chicago including Associate Division Director for Superfund and Deputy Director of Region V’s Waste Management Division.

Dr. Don Wuebbles is the Harry E. Preble Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Illinois. He is the author of over 400 peer-reviewed scientific articles mostly relating to atmospheric chemistry and climate change issues. Dr. Wuebbles received the 2005 Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He also shares the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the international Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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