Vancouver, – A brown bag discussion on global warming science policy and a guest presentation by an award-winning photojournalist mark WSU Vancouver’s activities as a participant in the Focus The Nation national Teach-in.

Focus The Nation is an unprecedented educational initiative on global warming solutions for America occurring at more than 1,500 campuses, faith and civic organizations and in all 50 states on Jan. 31.The community is invited to hear Gary Braasch, noted photojournalist, discuss his newest book, “Earth Under Fire: How Global Warming is Changing the World,” which documents through essays and photographs the rapid climate change around the world.

The presentation takes place at 7 p.m., Jan. 31, in the Multimedia Classroom Building, room 6.
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Gary Braasch is an Ansel Adams Award-winning photojournalist and a fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers. He contributes to Time, US News and World Report, Smithsonian, Discover, Natural History,LIFE, Scientific American, GEO, American Photo, the BBC News website and other publications.

Athabasca Glacier, Jasper National Park, BC Canada 2005 v. 1917
He is the author of Photographing the Patterns of Nature and coauthor of Secrets of the Old-Growth Forest, Entering the Grove. For more information, see
As the largest teach-in in U.S. history, Focus The Nation is preparing millions of students to become leaders in the largest civilizational challenge any generation has faced. For more information, see