Climate Change in the Midwest

Date: Monday, April 13th, 2020 Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Our April program will be in webinar format.  The attendance at this virtual program is being limited to members of the Illinois Prairie Chapter of Wild Ones and partnering organizations.  We are hoping to make attendance more widely available should we need to continue offering our programs virtually. Thank you for your interest in this program.  We hope to see you at future programs (virtual or in person).

Climate change has already arrived in Illinois and the Midwest in the form of wetter weather with more heavy rain events. By mid-century, we will likely experience temperatures 4 to 5 degrees warmer. These changing conditions will have significant impacts on humans and the environment. In this talk, we will review what’s changing and why, as well as look at some adaptation measures. 

Presenter Bio:

Dr. Jim Angel has been a climatologist for over 35 years, including 20 years as the State Climatologist for Illinois. Recently, he has been the lead author on the Midwest chapter of the 4th National Climate Assessment, as well as updated the rainfall frequency atlas for Illinois. He currently serves on the Science Advisory Committee for The Nature Conservancy in Illinois.


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