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Over 1,000 Colleges Participating In National Global Warming Discussion

Students from Missouri State University, Drury University and over 1,000 other colleges across the nation are coming together to discuss the problems and possible solutions for global warming. Focus on the Nation is a national two day event to make thousands of students aware of global warming. KSMU's Jana Greer has more.

At the end of the month more than 1,000 colleges and universities in all 50 states will participate in Focus on the Nation. The event will have students participating in a nationwide web cast, seminars, panel discussions and exhibits. Peter Meidlinger is a professor at Drury University. He says one of the exhibits will make quite the impact at Drury.

Missouri State University will also have a coal exhibit on campus along with many other exhibits showcasing ways to save energy. Alexander Wait is a professor at Missouri State University. He explains why the event is being geared towards college students.

Missouri State and Drury will both participate in a national interactive web cast called "The 2% Solution" where solutions for global warming will be discussed and students will be able to vote for the ideas they like with their cell phones. Both schools will also hold panel discussions through out the day discussing how global warming impacts different environments.

Drury Professor, Peter Meidlinger says that he hopes the event makes people more aware of energy usage and global warming.

Focus on the Nation will take place January 30th and 31st. For more information about the event you can use the link at KSMU.org.


  • Focus on the Nation Wesbite
  • Drury University's Two Day Event Schedule