Feb 23, 2022 3 pm CST
Join three climate science leaders for a webinar exploring the impact that global warming is having on North America, from its mountains and glaciers to its cities and people. What is climate change doing to snow, ice and water supplies? How is it raising the risks of wildfires and severe storms? How can communities become more resilient to climate change and recover from disasters in ways that protect everyone, particularly low-income residents?
Becky Bolinger, Ph.D., is the Assistant State Climatologist at Colorado Climate Center at Colorado State University Department of Atmospheric Science. Her research focuses on climate variability, climate extremes and drought. She has written for The Conversation on the “new normal” seen in temperature data.
Twila Moon, Ph.D., is the Deputy Lead Scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center, part of the University of Colorado Boulder’s Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences. She specializes in the connections among ice, climate, ocean and ecosystem, and in particular the Greenland Ice Sheet and the Arctic. Her research has been published in high-impact journals such as Science and Nature, and she has testified before the U.S. Congress and is a lead editor for the annual NOAA Arctic Report Card.
Shannon Van Zandt, Ph.D., is the Professor and Executive Associate Dean in the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University. Her scholarship is at the intersection of affordable housing with disaster impacts, resilience and recovery, with particular interest in how residential land use patterns exacerbate or mitigate exposure to natural hazards, specifically flooding. She is an author of the 2020 book Engaged Research for Community Resilience to Climate Change.