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Projected Climate Change Impacts in California
2C or not 2C that is the challenge
Released: 3/20/2012 1:00:00 PM

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MENLO PARK, Calif. Decisions made by the global community about emissions will directly impact the future of the western United States.  On March 22nd, Tom Suchanek, U.S. Geological Survey climate change coordinator, will discuss how increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide might affect human land-use and environmental systems in California and the Bay Area. His talk will also answer questions about how rising sea levels will likely affect our coastal areas, and what the Sierra Nevada snowpack, sensitive fire regimes, and regional species distribution might look like in future generations.

Who: Tom Suchanek, USGS Western Ecological Research Center Lead Scientist & Climate Change Coordinator

What: Lecture on the consequences of increasing atmospheric greenhouse gases.

When: Thursday, March 22, 2012
12:15 p.m.—Lecture preview for USGS employees and reporters )
7 p.m.—Public lecture (also available, streaming over the Internet)

Where: U.S. Geological Survey
Building 3 Auditorium, second floor
345 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025

More Information: USGS Evening Public Lecture Series

Directions: Menlo Park Science Center Campus Map

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