University of Pittsburgh
November 8, 2007

Pitt Professor to Discuss Controversial New Book Nov. 15

Seymour Garte's "Where We Stand: A Surprising Look at the Real State of the Planet" focuses optimistic eye on environmental issues
Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH—Seymour Garte, an adjunct faculty member in environmental and occupational health in the University of Pittsburgh's School of Public Health, will discuss his latest book, "Where We Stand: A Surprising Look at the Real State of the Planet," (AMACOM, 2007), at noon Nov. 15, in the University of Pittsburgh Book Center, 4000 Fifth Ave., Oakland.

"Where We Stand" presents an encouraging viewpoint in the ever-growing debate over global warming and various other planetary issues. The book acknowledges the ecological concerns of 21st-century environmentalist as being relevant, but takes a strong stance against the belief that environmental issues will be of increasing concern in the foreseeable future.

According to Garte, the state of Earth's environment has been improving steadily for the past two decades largely as a result of initiatives implemented over the last 40 years. He points to such legislation and organizations as the Clean Air Act and the Environmental Protection Agency as paving the way for an improved environment.

Garte is a working scientist with more than 30 years of experience in the field of environmental sciences. His articles have appeared in "Nature" and countless other scientific publications, and he also has debated his global theories on numerous radio and television broadcasts around the country. His work has been funded by such organizations as the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the National Cancer Institute, and the American Cancer Society.

Following the discussion, Garte will sign copies of his book for attendees. This event is open to the public. For more information, contact Russell Kierzkowski at 412-648-1453.