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Big Picture on Climate Change: Think Prehistoric - Wayne Clough

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/08/17/Wayne_Clough__Smithsonian_Forever Wayne Clough, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, describes what fossils can reveal about ancient periods of global warming. ----- The Smithsonian Institution is the largest museum and research complex in the world, 163 years old. Its brand-new Secretary is Wayne Clough, formerly president of Georgia Tech. During his first year on the job, Secretary Clough toured the entire present activities, staff, and history of the far-flung Institution, with an eye to framing up its very long term future, which should embrace centuries at least. In this talk he spells out the prospects -- including the long-term future of science and education. - The Long Now Foundation Wayne Clough is the 12th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, leading the world's largest museum and research complex with 19 museums, nine research centers, the National Zoo and research activities in more than 90 countries. Before his appointment to the Smithsonian, Clough served as president of the Georgia Institute of Technology for 14 years. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering from Georgia Tech in 1964 and 1965 and a doctorate in 1969 in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
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