Climate Change and Arizona: Experts Discuss the Impacts and the Future

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Climate Change and Arizona: Experts Discuss the Impacts and the Future

Arizona’s three public universities come together to talk about solutions to climate challenges
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Amid record-shattering temps in #Phoenix, @ASU, @UofA, @insideNAU experts talk #climate change solutions. TODAY at 3pm: http://ow.ly/6pcVz

Summary

A panel of leading climate scientists from Arizona’s universities will discuss the impacts of climate change on Arizona’s water, energy, health, and economic systems. The solutions-focused discussion is scheduled for today, Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 3:00 p.m.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 4:00pm

CONTENT: Press Release

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) September 8, 2011 - Phoenix hit a record-setting mark this week for having the most 110 degree days, or higher, within a year – a scorching fact directly related to our changing climate. A panel of leading climate scientists from Arizona’s universities will discuss the impacts of climate change on Arizona’s water, energy, health, and economic systems. The solutions-focused discussion is scheduled for today, Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. The event is part of the Global Institute’s Sustainability Series, which convenes speakers for timely discussions on a range of environmental, social, and economic issues in interesting formats.

Panelists are available for interviews with members of the media immediately following the event from 4:30-5:00 pm.

WHAT:       
Climate Change in Arizona: Current Knowledge and Future Collaborations Among the State Universities
    
WHO:        
Panelists:
James L. Buizer, Director, Climate Adaptation and International Development, Institute of the Environment, and Professor, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Arizona; Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University

Jonathan Overpeck, Co-Director, Institute of the Environment, and Professor of Geosciences and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Arizona

Abe Springer, Director and Professor, School of Earth Sciences and Environmental   Sustainability, Northern Arizona University

Moderator:
Sander van der Leeuw, Dean, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University

Opening/Closing Remarks:
R.F. “Rick” Shangraw, Director, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University
Laura Huenneke, Vice President for Research, Northern Arizona University

WHERE:    
Arizona State University, Tempe Campus
Memorial Union, Pima Room 230

WHEN:      
Thursday, September 8, 2011,
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

RSVP:       
http://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/climate-change-az

About ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability
The Global Institute of Sustainability is the hub of ASU’s sustainability initiatives. The Institute advances research, education, and business practices for an urbanizing world. Its School of Sustainability, the first of its kind in the US, offers integrated degree programs that advance practical solutions to environmental, economic, and social challenges. sustainability.asu.edu

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CONTENT: Press Release