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Bill Nye the Science Guy Joins the Saint Louis Climate Summit Keynote Session

ST. LOUIS, MO (April 6, 2018) — Bill Nye joins a distinguished group of speakers including Carl Pope at the keynote session of the Saint Louis Climate Summit. Other conference speakers include Cardinal Peter Turkson, Nobel Laureate Mario Molina, Jeffrey Sachs, Ph.D., and Peter Raven Ph.D., among many others.

Hosted by Saint Louis University as a part of its yearlong Bicentennial Celebration, the summit brings some of the most authoritative minds in climate science and related disciplines to the Midwest for three days of discussion on climate change April 22-24, 2018.

Nye will bring his infectious blend of humor and intellectual curiosity to the issue of climate change. Best known for his Emmy-winning run as “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” he will inspire the audience to engage with and improve our world. Nye will speak Monday, April 23, at 7:00 p.m., in Chaifetz Arena.

Bill Nye, science educator, mechanical engineer, bestselling author, and host of the Emmy-nominated Bill Nye Saves the World on Netflix, is a man with a mission: to help foster a scientifically literate society and to help people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work. Making science entertaining and accessible is something Bill has been doing most of his life.

He fights to raise awareness of climate change and the value of critical thinking, science, and reason. Through all his work, Nye hopes to inspire people everywhere to change the world.

The Nine Network of Public Media serves as media partner and provides event management for the summit. It will host many of the speakers and panels at its facilities in Grand Center, near the campus of Saint Louis University.

For more information, visit stlclimatesummit.org or contact conference chair Jack Fishman, Ph.D., at Saint Louis University at (314) 977-3132 or jack.fishman@slu.edu.

For media inquiries or interview requests, contact Jeanette Grider in University Communications at (314) 977-2538 or jeanette.grider@slu.edu.

About Saint Louis Climate Summit

The Saint Louis Climate Summit, April 22-24, is dedicated to working to fulfill Pope Francis’ call to unite in defense of our common home. Saint Louis University is proudly hosting the summit as part of its bicentennial anniversary celebration and to honor Pope Francis’ call to unite leaders in defense of the health and well-being of the planet. As one of the most respected Jesuit educational institutions in the world, celebrating its 200-year anniversary in 2018 under the Catholic Church’s first-ever Jesuit Pope, there is perhaps no other institution as appropriate to convene a summit aimed at tackling the challenges outlined in Pope Francis’ Encyclical three years ago.

About Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University is a Catholic, Jesuit institution that values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. Founded in 1818, the University fosters the intellectual and character development of nearly 13,000 students on two campuses in St. Louis and Madrid, Spain. Building on a legacy of nearly 200 years, Saint Louis University continues to move forward with an unwavering commitment to serve a higher purpose while seeking the greater good.