Climate Change Forum
The Climate Action Cd’A is sponsoring a Climate Change Forum. Administered by the Kootenai Environmental Alliance, CAC works to educate and empower community action concerning the climate crisis. The presentation draws on the work of the Spokane Community Adaptation Project. This community driven effort is a means for developing climate adaptation strategies. The result is a plan that empowers communities to visualize future climate change impacts and employ applicable mitigation strategies. Come listen to Brian G. Henning, Ph.D. explain how a new tool developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration can help communities like ours assess the effects of climate change on specific areas of risk. The two hour presentation at the Human Rights Education Institute starts at 6:30 pm.
State Climate Summary
According to NOAA’s State Climate Summary for Idaho, in the coming century, the state will experience the following direct effects from climate change. First of all, there will be unprecedented warming by the end of the 21st century. Consequently, our winter and spring precipitation is projected to increase. In addition, winter and spring precipitation is more likely to fall as rain instead of snow leading to increased flood risk. And finally, because of a likelihood of early spring runoff and warmer summer temperatures, there will be an increase in the frequency and severity of wildfire.
About Dr. Henning
Dr. Henning teaches Environmental Ethics and Ethics of Global Climate Change. He is a Doctor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies and Faculty Fellow for Sustainability at Gonzaga University.