Colorado State University to Host Panel March 13 on Understanding Climate Change, Its National, Regional Impacts


Here’s the release from Colorado State University (Emily Narvaes Wilmsen):

The Colorado State University School of Global Environmental Sustainability will host a forum titled “Understanding Climate Change and its National and Regional Impacts: The 2013 National Climate Assessment” Wednesday, March 13 as part of its 2013 “Managing the Planet” speaker’s series.

Leading scientists will provide an overview on climate change and the recently released National Climate Assessment. Each panelist contributed to the 2013 Assessment and will base their discussion on important climate change issues and how this relates to our local situation in Fort Collins. The event will be at Avogadro’s Number, 605 S. Mason, St., Fort Collins, from 5-6:30 p.m. The panel is free and open to the public.

The panel of speakers includes:

Dennis Ojima, Ecosystem Science & Sustainability and Natural Resource Ecology Lab
Shannon McNeeley, North Central Climate Science Center
Tom Brown, United States Forest Service
Jill Baron, U.S. Geological Survey and Natural Resource Ecology Lab
Kathleen Sherman, Anthropology

The event will be moderated by Gene Kelly, Chair of the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences and SoGES Associate Director for Research and Development. For more information on the speaker’s series, visit

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