FORT COLLINS – What can students, concerned citizens, researchers and policy makers do about global climate change? Colorado State University will address this and related questions Feb. 4-5 in a two-day series of presentations by 30 speakers. All events will be held in Colorado State’s Lory Student Center and are free and open to the public.
“This year, we have shifted our focus from understanding the problem to thinking about what we can do about it,” said John Calderazzo, CSU English professor and co-director of the event. “We’ll also hear about the latest and most exciting research being developed here at CSU and beyond.”
Subjects of individual sessions include the connections between climate change and art, rangelands, local and national policy, effective communication, adaptation strategies and ongoing work at CSU to develop clean energy and better understand ecosystem effects of climate change. One workshop will focus on how to calculate and shrink a household carbon footprint.
Featured speakers include representatives from the Presidential Climate Action Plan; Rocky Mountain Climate Organization; Heinz Center for Science, Economics and the Environment; and CSU’s nationally renowned Department of Atmospheric Science.
Atmospheric science professor Scott Denning is delivering the keynote presentation, “Solutions to the Climate/Energy Problem,” at 7 p.m. on Feb. 5 in the Lory Student Center north ballroom.
For more information, visit http://changingclimates.colostate.edu or call John Calderazzo at (970) 491-6896.