From The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel:
A climate change panel discussion set for Aug. 4 at Mesa County Central Library features local experts who will chew over the impact of climate change on the Grand Valley.
The two-hour talk begins at 5:30 p.m.
The panel, titled “It’s Our Food, Forests, and Water: A Climate Change Discussion,” will cover topics such as geology, water and agriculture, library spokesman Bob Kretschman said.
■ Jay Scheevel, a geologist;
■ Gigi A. Richard, faculty director of the Water Center at Colorado Mesa University;
■ Jerry Nelson, agricultural economist and professor emeritus at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign;
■ Chris Jauhola, who worked on wildlife and forest health issues for the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management.
Scheevel will explain carbon, its uses and impacts. He is the founder and president of Scheevel Geo Technologies, a consulting company that works with Matrix Oil Corp., which is based in Santa Barbara, California.
Richard will look at the implications of climate change on Colorado’s water resources. She teaches several relevant courses at CMU, including “Natural Hazards and Environmental Geology.”
Jauhola will focus on climate change and forest health.
The event, sponsored by Conservation Colorado, Mesa County Libraries and the John McConnell Math and Science Center, is free and open to the public.