October 4, 2011 — Environmental photojournalist Gary Braasch will discuss his photographic documentation of rapid climate change around the world during the opening New Topics New College lecture on Oct. 20, 2011, at New College of Florida. Braasch’s talk, “Climate Change Through the Camera’s Lens” begins at 5:30 p.m. in Mildred Sainer Pavilion, 5313 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. For reservations and information, call 941-487-4888 or order online at donate.ncf.edu/newtopics.

Since 2000, Braasch’s keystone project has been World View of Global Warming, the original dedicated photo documentation of the effects of rapid climate change. Braasch is the first photojournalist who journeyed extensively to China, Australia, Tuvalu, Antarctica, the Arctic and the great mountains of the world to document climate science and the effects of change. In the project’s second decade, Braasch is re-photographing rapid changes and focusing on solutions that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Braasch’s images and articles about nature, environment, biodiversity and global warming have been published by Time, LIFE, Discover, Smithsonian, National Geographic, Scientific American and the United Nations. Braasch also authored Earth Under Fire: How Global Warming is Changing the World in 2007.

Braasch’s talk is co-sponsored by the Tree Foundation.

New Topics New College, a community discussion series addressing relevant topics of our time, is presented by New College of Florida and New College Foundation, Inc. Series tickets are $75, and individual lectures are $15, with net proceeds funding scholarships and other resources for New College students. Each event concludes with a complimentary reception at which attendees can meet the speakers.

Media sponsors for the series are the Herald-Tribune Media Group, SNN Local 6 and WEDU public television. Lodging is generously underwritten by Courtyard Marriott and Residence Inn Marriott, and catering is underwritten by Mattison’s.

Upcoming New Topics New College Lectures:
(All events begin at 5:30, Mildred Sainer Pavilion, 5313 Bay Shore Rd., Sarasota)

Nov. 1: “The Natural World of Disney”
Speaker: Dr. Jill Mellen, Education and Science Director, Disney Animal Kingdom

Nov. 15: “What’s Ahead for the Global Markets?”
Speaker: David R. Kotok, Chairman & Chief Investment Officer, Cumberland Advisors

Dec. 13: “Deepwater Horizon: What Happened, Why and Where Do We Go From Here?”
Speaker: Frank Alcock, Political Science Professor, New College of Florida

Jan. 10: “Why Chipotle Wins! The Changing Face of Value for the New Consumer”
Speaker: Jonathan Smiga ’75, President & CEO, Barnie’s Coffee and Tea Company

Mar. 6: “Charting an Ethical Path for Clinical Medicine and Scientific Research”
Speaker: Anita L. Allen ’70, Prof. of Law and Prof. of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Mar. 20: “Medicine, Atom by Atom: From the Atomic Force Microscope to the Clinic”
Speaker: Dr. Paul Hansma ’64, Biophysicist

Feb. 14: “Views on the Economic Outlook and Federal Reserve Policy: An Evening with Atlanta Fed CEO Dennis Lockhart” (Bonus lecture for series ticket holders. Individual lecture tickets not for sale.)

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