Do you have a burning question about Climate Change that you would like to ask an expert? The Climate and Energy project is hosting a live Webinar on Tuesday January 28 from 12 -1 PM that we will be playing at the Caldwell Library on the large screen in the back. Snacks will be available and a brief discussion will follow. There may be an opportunity to ask questions during the webinar, but you may also submit questions beforehand.
Making the Connections: Climate Change in Kansas
How has our climate changed in Kansas? What climate impacts have we seen and what can we expect in the future? The latest IPCC report concluded that global CO2 emissions must drop 45% by 2030—and reach “net zero” by 2050—to cap temperature rise at 1.5C. In Kansas, we can expect between 2-11 degrees increase in average temperatures under different emissions scenarios. Join Doug Kluck NOAA’s Regional Climate Services Director (with the National Centers for Environmental Information) to get a better understanding of climate science and the implications of weather and climate events on the health and well-being of Kansans.
Doug Kluck is the Central Region Climate Services Director for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Doug is from Nebraska but has lived in Kansas City since 2000. He has worked for NOAA since 1992 with National Weather Service and National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Doug’s region covers 16 states from Colorado to Michigan (north central U.S.). Doug’s responsibilities include collaborating, coordinating and informing on climate service activities among federal, state, tribal, academics and private interests in the region. Public engagement activities include the interpretation or translation of complex and mutli-faceted climate information, climate monitoring, directing research as well as education and capacity building. During extreme climate events, such as drought and major flooding, Doug coordinates regional information response, attribution and assessment with core partners like the American Association of State Climatologists (AASC).