On Thursday, May 8 at 7:00PM in McClelland Park Room 105, the University of Arizona's Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions (CCASS) will host a panel to discuss the National Climate Assessment report.
The National Climate Assessment report, to be released May 6, delivers to the U.S. Congress and the President the latest policy-relevant climate change research available.
Eight UA researchers helped produce and write the report, making the UA the most represented university on the project. The panel on May 8 will include a number of these authors joining Kathy Jacobs, director of CCASS and recent director of the National Climate Assessment, to discuss the relevance of the report's findings and its relation to the Southwest region.
- Dave Breshears, professor in the UA School of Natural Resources and the Environment, will discuss climate impacts on forests.
- Jim Buizer, deputy director for climate adaptation and international development with the UA Institute of the Environment and professor in the School of Natural Resources and Environment, will discuss the process of building a sustained assessment.
- Andrew Comrie, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, and professor in the School of Geography and Development at the UA, will provide a short welcome and introduction to the event.
- Gregg Garfin, deputy director for science translation and outreach at the UA Institute of the Environment and assistant professor in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment, will provide a brief overview of the science of climate change.
- Nancy Grimm, Senior Sustainability Scientist with the Global Institute of Sustainability at ASU and professor in their School of Life Sciences, will discuss how climate change will impact ecosystems and biogeochemistry, and will provide an introduction to interdisciplinary assessment.
- Kathy Jacobs, director of the UA Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions and a professor in the Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science, will give an overview of the NCA from the perspective of a director.
- Diana Liverman, co-director of the UA Institute of the Environment and Regents’ Professor in the School of Geography and Development, will serve as moderator of the event.
Free parking will be available in the Tyndall Avenue and Sixth Street garages.
In a related event, Kathy Jacobs and Gregg Garfin will host an “Ask Me Anything” conversation on the website Reddit, allowing registered community members to ask them questions about the NCA, on May 9 from 11 am to 12 pm.
Room 105, McClelland Park, University of Arizona campus, 650 N. Park Ave.