ST February Meeting – Climate Change in Tucson and the Southwest – Dr Jonathan Overpeck
|Monday, February 13, 2012|
|7:00 pm||to||9:00 pm|
at DuVal Auditorium, University Medical Center, 1501 N Campbell Avenue
Sustainable Tucson’s February Meeting will be a special public lecture event in collaboration with the Tucson Audubon Society and the Community Water Coalition.
University of Arizona climate scientist Dr. Jonathan Overpeck will speak on Climate Change: What does it mean for Tucson and the Southwest?
Last year’s increase in carbon emissions to our atmosphere, an estimated extra half-billion tons, was almost certainly the largest absolute jump in any year since the Industrial Revolution, and the largest percentage increase since 2003.
This trend of ever-rising emissions will make climate change an increasing challenge in coming decades. What are the particular possible outcomes for Tucson and the southwest? Water supply, food security, fire risk, habitability for people and wildlife will all be affected.
Dr. Overpeck is a founding co-director of the Institute of the Environment, as well as a Professor of Geosciences and a Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Arizona, and an author of the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment.
Monday, February 13, 7:00pm
Free and open to the public
University Medical Center
1501 N Campbell Avenue
(NE section of the main University Medical Center building)
Directions: Go in the main entrance of the Medical Center building, which faces east toward Campbell Avenue. Immediately turn right down the hall where you will find the doors to the DuVal Auditorium on your left.
Parking Note: There is parking in the multi-tiered Patient/Visitor parking garage closest to the auditorium; however, a fee is charged. Free parking is available south of Mabel Street, across from the College of Nursing.
See map at http://www.azumc.com/body.cfm?id=13
[The audio recording of this lecture is now available here online - go to the first comment below...]