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Climate Change in the Commonwealth of Virginia

2020-12-01 19:00:00 2020-12-01 20:00:00 America/New_York Climate Change in the Commonwealth of Virginia Virtual

Tuesday, December 01
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2020-12-01 19:00:00 2020-12-01 20:00:00 America/New_York Climate Change in the Commonwealth of Virginia Dr. Jim Kinter, Director of the Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies (COLA) at George Mason University, will explain our role and how climate change will be experienced in Virginia. Virtual

Dr. Jim Kinter, Director of the Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies (COLA) at George Mason University, will explain our role and how climate change will be experienced in Virginia.

"Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” This old saying neglects the fact that everybody is inadvertently doing something about the weather – we are changing it. The reality of global climate change is now undeniable and the likelihood is high that industrialization, urbanization and deforestation have caused most of the changes observed in the past 60 years.

The citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth of Virginia are not exempt from the changes Earth will experience during the rest of this century–there will be a new normal and we all need to prepare for it. Knowing where, when, and by how much climate will change in the Commonwealth, and what the impacts of those changes will be on citizens’ lives, livelihoods and property, are critically important aspects of planning and preparing for changes that are decades in the making.

Dr. Kinter will describe George Mason University research that is focused on these questions, emphasizing what we have learned about predicting future weather and climate in the mid-Atlantic region and what remains to be done to advance our understanding to actionable predictions.

Registration for this event is required.

For more information, please contact mzimmerman@alexlibraryva.org

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Registration for this event is required to attend.