Jim McClintock to talk about climate change, Alabama’s drought and the Antarctic

UAB Biology professor will be the first of Bham Now’s BOLD Series featured speakers. 

Written by: Katherine Shonesy
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RS3641 jim mcclintock 2011 01Local digital media outlet Bham Now is hosting a conversation with UAB’s Jim McClintock, Ph.D. at Avondale Brewing Company on Dec. 6, before he takes off for his 15th trip to the Antarctic.  

The discussion will center around Alabama’s drought and its intersection with climate change. He will also speak to his geographical exploration experiences in Antarctica.

The event, sponsored by EBSCO, will be held at Avondale Brewing Company Doors open at 5 p.m. for networking with the program following from 6-7 p.m. Hand-in-Paw will receive 10 percent of all ticket sales. Get tickets here.

McClintock, a biology professor in the UAB’s College of Arts and Sciences; Department of Biology, has been named an Explorers Club fellow.  Fellowship in the organization signifies McClintock’s significant scientific contributions to the field of geographical exploration. The Explorers Club was founded in 1904 to unite explorers through fellowship and to promote field research, furthering the instinct to explore. 

McClintock is an authority on the effects of climate change in Antarctica which is detailed in his book Lost Antarctica – Adventures in a Disappearing Land,.

Since 1989 McClintock has led or co-directed fourteen scientific expeditions with the United States Antarctic Programin which he and his research collaborators have become the world’s authorities on Antarctic marine chemical ecology. McClintock has published over 200 scientific publications, and co-edited and co-authored several books related to a multitude of aspects dealing with marine invertebrates.

  • December 6