Understanding Climate Change Risks and Identifying Opportunities for Mitigation and Adaptation in Ohio

May 15, 2014, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Deadline: 

Byrd Polar Research Center and the Office of Energy and Environment invites you to attend Understanding Climate Change Risks and Identifying Opportunities for Mitigation and Adaptation in Ohio.

On March 30, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability and in February, Climate Change: Evidence and Causes was published jointly by the National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society. Both documents provide summaries of the current science of climate change, but what does this information mean for local businesses, government agencies, and the people of Ohio?
 
The impacts of climate change are evident and will become more widespread and pervasive over the next half-century. Regardless of your role, it is critical to gather the knowledge you need to make informed decisions, assess risk, develop sustainable solutions, and enhance opportunities for mitigation and adaptation, as we shape our collective future.

Learn more about the impacts of climate change on agriculture, forests, infrastructure, public health, and Lake Erie from some of Ohio State’s most respected scientists.
 
Keynote Speaker:
Rear Admiral Jonathan White, Director, U. S. Navy Task Force for Climate Change
 
Speakers:
Dr. Lonnie Thompson
Dr. Jeff Reutter
Dr. Ellen Mosley-Thompson
Dr. Peter Curtis
Dr. Jiyoung Lee
Dr. Richard Moore
Paula Brooks, Franklin County Commissioner
 
RSVP online at bprc.osu.edu/ohio/.
 
Questions? Contact Jason Cervenec, cervenec.1@osu.edu, 614.688.0080