World Canvass: Climate Science and the Environment

MERGE, 136 S. Dubuque Street
Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

The PPC is proud to co-sponsor this year's WorldCanvass event, Climate Science and the Environment. 

Environmental challenges come in all shapes and sizes.  Some seem far away and intangible while others touch us in our homes, on our farmland, in the air we breathe, and in the water we drink. Leading experts in climate science and environmental research will join WorldCanvass host Joan Kjaer (UI International Programs) on April 25 to discuss the most pressing concerns facing Iowans and international efforts to mitigate potentially disastrous effects of climate change and the resulting disruption to populations worldwide. 

Scientists, community leaders, environmental watchdogs, and others are studying the effects of climate change on the environment and are advancing new solutions by the day, but will it be enough to avoid catastrophic damage to the most vulnerable parts of our planet or a steady degradation of the air, the land, and the sea?

UI faculty members Greg Carmichael, Gabriele Villarini, Craig Just, Larry Weber, Jerry Anthony, Tyler Priest, and Jerald Schnoor—all recognized leaders in their fields—will share current research and discuss policy approaches to environmental challenges in the U.S. and globally.

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