Nobel Peace Prize winning scientist speaks at ISU

By WEEK Reporter

Nobel Peace Prize winning scientist speaks at ISU

April 15, 2013 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 1:16 AM CDT

NORMAL, Ill. -- Nobel Peace Prize winning scientist Don Weubbles spoke at Illinois State University Monday about the effects of climate change.

The university invited Professor Weubbles to speak about the theory that Earth's climate is undergoing drastic changes impacting our lives.

Weubbles was part of a federal advisory committee that published effects of climate change in 2009.

He says the consequences of damage to our biosphere are very real, despite the controversy of climate change.

"There is no issue in the peer-reviewed literature in the science literature. So all of this problem appears in the media itself and not in the science," Weubbles said.

Following the keynote speech, students held a brainstorm session on ways to enhance campus sustainability.

Selected students' proposed plans will receive funding of up to $1000.

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