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City Club Forum: Climate Change
September 3, 2019$65 – $75
August Forum: HOW WILL CLIMATE CHANGE AFFECT YOUR LIFE AND LIVELIHOOD?
Reduced mountain snowpack, increased wildfires, longer lasting droughts are all possible in Central Oregon’s future. Climate change is happening now, and will continue to affect our region and our livelihoods. There is still time to act to reduce some of these impacts, but smart planning will be required to help Oregon reduce its vulnerability to climate change. Kathie Dello, the Associate Director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute at Oregon State University will present the newest science on regional climate change impacts, as they pertain to Central Oregon. Ms. Dello will also talk about adaptation strategies underway in the region to help build resilience to this serious problem.
About Kathie Dello: Kathie is the Associate Director of OCCRI, and Deputy Director of the Oregon Climate Service (OCS). OCS serves as the State Climate Office for Oregon. She works on climate impacts analysis, climate adaptation, and public outreach for OCCRI and the Climate Impacts Research Consortium (CIRC). She coordinated Oregon’s first climate assessment report, which is required under the legislation that created OCCRI. She has a BS in Atmospheric Science and an MA in Geography (Physical) from the University at Albany (State University of New York).