Climate Changing Connecticut

By Heidi Douglas

Climate Changing Connecticut. SciSalon-ClimateUConn Science Salon Examines Climate Change Impacting Our State.

UConn Science Salon is a dynamic series of science programs featuring outstanding speakers, a fun happy hour, and a chance to make great connections. Our third salon highlights discussion regarding Climate Changing Connecticut.

Climate change is often discussed in the abstract context of ‘global warming.’ But just because the planet as a whole is warming, it doesn’t tell us much about the future of our little piece of it. This UConn Science Salon will focus on how climate change will affect Connecticut in particular. Will we get more storms, or fewer? Will our seasons change, or just get more extreme? How fast will sea level really rise, and should we worry about it? We’ll explore how people and municipalities can intelligently adapt to changes in water resources, seasons and temperatures, and how our communities might not just survive, but thrive, in a time of changing climate.

Thursday, November 12, 2015 |6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

NIXS Restaurant |40 Front Street, Hartford, CT

Meet our panel:

Christine Kirchhoff, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, UConn

Ken Enright-Kato, Director, Office of Climate Change, Technology and Research, DEEP

Jessica LeClair, Program Manager, Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation

Mike Shor, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, UConn

John Volin, Professor and Head, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, UConn

Everyone is welcome to attend. A complimentary drink ticket and appetizers are included with the $15 cost of registration. Advanced registration is required at http://bit.ly/UConnSciSalonClimate

Questions? Contact Heidi Douglas, Director of Engineering Alumni Relations at 860.961.8052 hdouglas@engineer.uconn.edu

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