News Release| Cal State L.A.; Climate Faculty Experts


Media Advisory: Expert sources available on global
climate change

As Obama heads to summit and Kilimanjaro’s ice melts,

newsrooms look to refresh coverage of climate change


 Cal State L.A. experts offer news angles of developing

water cycles, West Coast patterns, teaching the science
of it


Note to editors and news directors:

Headlines and airwaves next week will likely take measure of how the
world’s climate is changing as President Barack Obama travels to
Copenhagen to help launch a United Nations-sponsored summit on the issue
of global climate change. Meanwhile, the journal Proceedings of the
National Academy of Sciences
(PNAS) reported a month ago that

the latest survey of ice fields atop Mount

are receding so quickly that they could disappear in two decades.


As journalists prepare to look from Denmark to Tanzania,
and beyond, for new angles on the issue of global climate change, the
following trio of experts from California State University, Los
is available for news interviews (contact Cal State L.A.
Public Affairs, as noted above, for assistance):


Steve LaDochy
a professor of geography, is a climatologist and meteorologist with
expertise on urban climates. Working with NASA and the Jet Propulsion
Laboratory, he has researched changing West Coast climates and climate
variability caused by Pacific Ocean changes.  LaDochy will also be

Geology 312, “Global Climate Change and the
Developing World.”


(323) 343-2220


Hengchun Ye
a professor of geography and urban analysis, is a climatologist with
specialization in hydroclimatology and climate change. Her research
focuses on regional climate variability and change in high-latitude
specifically on how snow accumulation and river discharges
over northern Eurasia connect to the sea-surface temperatures and
regional climate in the middle and low latitude.  Her recent research
has focused on changes in precipitation and atmospheric water vapor
associated with warming climate over Siberia. Dr. Ye is fluent in
(Mandarin and Wenzhou).

(323) 343-2229


Paul J. Narguizian
a professor of biological sciences, is an expert on teaching science,
particularly on the subject of global warming
. He presented on the
topic at the National Association of Biology Teachers Conference and to
the Greater Los Angeles Teachers of Science Association. He is also
knowledgeable on the impact of global climate change on mass extinctions
and evolution.

(323) 343-2054

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