A UW forum looks at what climate change means for Wisconsin.
UW climatologist Steve Vavrus will serves as moderator for the third annual Wisconsin Climate Change Forum, sponsored by the Center for Climatic Research . “The goal of this forum is to try to pitch it to the general public, and we'll be covering a variety of topics, mainly related to impacts in Wisconsin and the Midwest,” says Vavrus. “No one needs any particular scientific background to attend and get something out of it.”
“One of the likely impacts that's hitting really close to home is the increase in extreme flooding that the climate models are suggesting,” says Vavrus. There's an upward trend in extreme precipitation in southern Wisconsin already, and the climate models are in agreement that we'll be seeing more of these intense precipitation events in the future. Some climate change is almost inevitable, so lot of the discussion is going to be on what's likely to occur and how we might adapt.”
The forum takes place Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in Weeks Hall on the UW campus. It's open to the public.