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

When:
March 7, 2019 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
2019-03-07T16:30:00-07:00
2019-03-07T17:30:00-07:00
Where:
Colorado State University, Behavioral Sciences A101
Contact:
Laura Shaver
(970) 492-4215

Climate is changing – throughout Colorado, 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. 
 
Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist whose research focuses on understanding what climate change means for people and the places we live. She is a professor at Texas Tech University and has been named one ofTIME’s 100 Most Influential People and Fortune’s 50 World’s Greatest Leaders. 
   
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For questions regarding this event, please contact Laura Shaver at laura.shaver@colostate.edu or (970) 492-4215.
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