Trisha Smrecak '06
Trisha Smrecak '06, Ithaca, is co-author of the new book Climate Change - Past, Present, and Future: a Very Short Guide, published in April 2010 by the Museum of the Earth, Paleontological Research Institute. Smrecak is a paleontologist at the organization.
The publishers state, "Intended for students, teachers, and general readers, this book is a concise, user-friendly handbook that addresses the major features of the science behind this very complex topic. The authors explain - clearly and with a minimum of jargon - the basis for the three central conclusions of modern climate science: that the Earth is warming, that humans are mainly responsible, and that these changes will be extremely challenging for humans to deal with."
After earning her St. Lawrence degree in geology, Smrecak earned a master's degree in paleontology from the University of Cincinnati. Active in the Geology Club and Laurentian Singers at St. Lawrence, Smrecak conducted honors research with Professor J. Mark Erickson.
Posted: May 6, 2010