Carolina Backyard Naturalist (12/9/20)
Climate Change: What’s Happening and Why it Matters for NC Nature
We will start with an overview of the overwhelming evidence that Earth’s climate is changing and the well understood physical reasons for these changes. We will discuss what this means for NC, focusing on the types of events – floods, droughts, heatwaves – that likely will have the greatest impact on NC’s natural environment, and we will take a necessarily speculative look at what some of those impacts might be.
Presenter: Dr. Walter Robinson
Walt Robinson is a climate scientist at NC State University, where he is professor in the department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences. He holds BS and MS degrees in physics from the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in Geological Sciences from Columbia University. Walt is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society.