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Seminar coordinator for AY 2017-2018: Prof. Ryan Sriver (rsriver@illinois.edu)

 

Mitigate, Adapt or Suffer: Connecting Global Change to Local Impacts and Solutions

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Topic
ogura lecture
Sponsor
Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences
Location
3002 ECE Bldg., 306 N. Wright St.
Date
Apr 17, 2017   3:30 - 5:00 pm  
Speaker
Katharine Hayhoe, Assoc. Professor, Texas Tech Univ.
Contact
Karen Eichelberger
E-Mail
kjeichel@illinois.edu
Phone
244-5643
Views
450

Climate is changing--throughout the Midwest, across the United States, and for the planet as a whole.  Temperatures are increasing, rainfall patterns are shifting, and extreme precipitation and heat wave events are becoming more frequent.

Climate change isn't just a problem for polar bears or future generations any more - it's affecting us, here and now.  Not only that, but the choices we make today will have profound impact on our future:  the faster we cut our carbon emissions, the less adaptation will be needed, and the more suffering we can avert.

In such a politically charged environment, are we still able to act on climate?  Or is it too late?  Join Katharine Hayhoe as she untangles the complex science connecting our choices to future impacts, and highlights the actions that are being taken to combat this critical issue today.

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