Resiliency Discussion Series Session 1: Climatic Changes in Minnesota: Ongoing Trends and Future Projections
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Community Resiliency Discussion Series Session 1: Climatic Changes in Minnesota: Ongoing Trends and Future Projections
Hear about Minnesota's weather trends over that the last few decades to today with future projections shared. Learn what variations exist and why they exist in our weather patterns. In order to be resilient, communities need to be proactive in planning. Learn how inclusive, flexible, and data-driven approaches can be used to help solve current and future problems.
Our first two presenters will be Dr. Heidi Roop, Extension Specialist in Climate Science, University of Minnesota Extension & Dr. Kenneth (“Kenny”) Blumenfeld, a climate scientist with the Minnesota State Climatology Office.
About Dr. Heidi Roop
Heidi's professional mission is to improve the reach and impact of climate science in order to engage, motivate and catalyze action around climate change. Heidi combines climate science and science communication to connect climate change information to decision-makers and communities across the Midwest, U.S., and abroad. By producing actionable, relevant climate science, Heidi helps diverse stakeholders prepare for a changing climate. Heidi aspires to be a scientist who changes how the world engages in science, with scientists. Heidi’s climate science career has led her around the world where she has participated in research in Greenland and Antarctica to the mountains of Vietnam and New Zealand. Heidi was the Lead Scientist for Science Communication at the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group and she worked as Physical Scientist at the United States Geological Survey’s Colorado Water Science Center.
About Dr. Kenneth (“Kenny”) Blumenfeld
Dr. Kenneth (“Kenny”) Blumenfeld is a climate scientist with the Minnesota State Climatology Office, where he provides the state’s agencies, communities, and citizens with up-to-date and scientifically accurate information about Minnesota’s changing and variable climate, and also oversees a network of weather monitoring stations. Kenny enjoys talking to Minnesotans about their weather, and often does it long after the work day is done.
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Information on the Community Resiliency Discussion Series:
The Morris Model plans to bring together our community leaders and members to discuss resiliency every 4th Tuesday of the month from 6-7 PM virtually. Resiliency is the ability of a system or a community to survive disruption and to anticipate, adapt, and flourish in the face of change.
The Morris Model is proud to announce for Morris Model Resiliency Discussion Series that will occur this year. Continuing on the momentum of the Rural Climate Dialogues in 2014 and the creation of the Morris Model Strategic Plan in 2018, the Morris Model team will be facilitating a series of seven monthly, hour-long online discussions with regional experts on the importance of incorporating resilience-minded strategies and forward-thinking, cost-effective investments to improve the readiness of the community for future predicted impacts to the following aspects of the community:
- Outdoor recreation and natural resources
- Community Health
- Infrastructure and utilities
- Culture and community identity
Visit www.morrismodel.org/resiliency-series to view the upcoming meetings and to learn more about the discussion series, and reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.