May 14, 2014
OSU Byrd Polar Research Center, one of our key partners of the Chasing Ice Ohio Tour is hosting an all day event tomorrow to learn more about climate change and how it impacts Ohio.May 15th 8:30am to 4:00pm EST Understanding Climate Change Risks and Identifying Opportunities Byrd Polar Research Center – Ohio State 1090 Carmack Rd, Columbus, OH 43210.
Spend the day learning more about the impacts of climate change on agriculture, forests, infrastructure, public health, and Lake Erie from some of The Ohio State University’s most respected scientists.
Scientists will discuss new reports that address the current science of climate change and share what does this information means for local businesses, government agencies, and the people of Ohio.
Keynote address: Rear Admiral Jonathan White who leads the U. S. Navy’s Task Force Climate Change.
Featured speakers: Dr. Lonnie Thompson, Dr. Ellen Mosley-Thompson, Dr. Jiyoung Lee, Dr. Jeff Reutter, Dr. Peter Curtis, Dr. Richard Moore, and County Commissioner Paula Brooks.
New Climate Change Reports Released
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability on March 30th Causes was published by The National Academy of Sciences and The Royal Society in late February. Visit the IPCC website to review both the summaries and full report. The National Climate Assessment released on May 4th provides an in-depth look at climate change impacts in the U.S. It details the multitude of ways climate change is already affecting and will increasingly affect the lives of Americans. Visit the Mid-west region section to review how climate change is specifically impacting you in Ohio.
Latest Ohio Tour Highlights
Many thanks to Big Green Head and Green Energy Ohio for inviting the Chasing Ice team to participate in Green on the Green in Worthington, OH. At the event, three local musicians—Jesse Henry, Happy Chichester and Joey Hebdo– premiered their Chasing Ice inspired song!
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