The 2014 Winter Lecture Series: Climate Change: Local, National, and International Responses


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The 2014 Winter Lecture Series will focus on Climate Change: Local, National, and International Responses.

Hardin Hall Auditorium, 3310 Holdrege Street

Free parking on the north side of Hardin Hall. Due to remodeling, this series will not be at the Unitarian Church.

Each 2-hour session starts at 7 PM with the 1-hour lecture or panel discussion followed by a Q&A.

January 26 - Climate Change: The Latest Findings and What We Must Do - Chuck Kustscher, Principal Engineer/Group Manager, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, Colorado

February 9 - Responding to a Changing Climate: Challenges and Opportunities in Pacific Islands - Eileen Shea, Chief of the Climate Services Division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Asheville, North Carolina

February 16 - Climate Change Adaptation in Action: Making World Bank Water Projects Climate Resistent - Marcus Wijnen, Senior Water Resources Management Specialist, Water Expert Team (WET) Task Team Leader, World Bank, Water Unit, Washington, DC

February 23 - China's Water-Energy-Climate Conundrum - Jennifer Turner, Director, China Environment Forum, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, DC

March 2 - Implications of Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought (DLDD) on the Economic, Social, and Political Landscape in Sub-Saharan Africa - Melchiade Bukuru, Chief of UNCCD Liaison office, United Nations Headquarters, New York 

March 9 - Effects of Climate Change in Our Region, Panel - Don Wilhite, Professor, Applied Climate Science, SNR, UNL; Clint Rowe, Professor, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, UNL; Mike Hayes, Director, National Drought Mitigation Center, UNL 

March 16 - Public Policy Issues of Climate Change in Our Region, Panel - Ken Haar, Nebraska State Senator, District 21; Ann Bleed, Natural Resource Scientist, School of Natural Resources, UNL; Milo Mumgaard, Senior Policy Aide for Sustainability at Mayor's Office, City of Lincoln 

Sponsored by Unitarian Church of Lincoln, Humanities Nebraska, and the UNL School of Natuarl Resources.

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