Regional impacts of global warming will be the topic of the third annual Wisconsin Climate Change Forum on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The public is invited, and admission is free.
Linda Mearns, a leading expert on regional climate change, will speak at 7 p.m. in room AB20 Weeks Hall, 1215 W. Dayton St. Mearns is a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., where she has directed the Institute for the Study of Society and the Environment.
A panel of Wisconsin scientists and public officials will join Mearns in a discussion from 8-9 p.m. The panelists are climatologist Dan Vimont, retired limnologist John Magnuson, environmental health scientist Jonathan Patz, all of UW-Madison, and Tia Nelson, executive secretary of the Office of the Wisconsin Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. Nelson recently co-chaired Gov. Jim Doyle’s Task Force on Global Warming. Another UW-Madison climatologist, Steve Vavrus, will moderate the discussion.
An informal reception beginning at 6:30 p.m. will precede the program.
The forum is sponsored by the Reid Bryson Climate, People, and Environmental Program of the Center for Climatic Research (CCR). Co-sponsors include the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE) , Center for Limnology, and the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. CCR and SAGE are both part of the Nelson Institute.
For more information, contact Steve Vavrus, (608) 265-5279, firstname.lastname@example.org.