Salawitch Talks Climate Change at Pennsylvania Elementary/Middle School

Prof. Ross Salawitch stands in front of an engaged classroom

ESSIC Scientist Ross Salawitch recently visited Montgomery School in Chester Springs to speak to seventh and eighth grade students about climate change.


Salawitch, a professor at ESSIC as well as UMD’s Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Science and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, spoke for about 90 minutes with each grade level about his research on quantifying the effects of human activity on atmospheric composition.


The eighth grade students at Montgomery School recently completed a project researching how alternative energies produce electricity.  They calculated carbon footprints for electricity generated by their energies and compared them to carbon footprints for electricity generated from coal.  They also researched global warming and the greenhouse effect and how they contribute to climate change.


Salawitch joined ESSIC and UMD in 2007. His other major topics of current interest are stratospheric ozone depletion and recovery, air quality, climate change, and the global carbon cycle.


To read the article, click here: “Montgomery School students hear from climate specialist”.