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Climate Change in Pennsylvania: Impacts and Solutions

[From the PA Council of Churches] The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)* has issued an invitation to participate in a webinar briefing on the key findings of a new report, Climate Change in Pennsylvania: Impacts and Solutions for the Keystone State, which provides the most in-depth look at the potential consequences of climate change in the state to date. The webinar will be held on Monday, December 8, from 11:00 to 12:00.

The webinar format allows you to join the presentation from your desk, by phone and internet. The presentation is mainly for members of the science and education communities (though the PA Council of Churches network and friends have been invited because of the Council's work on this important issue).

UCS released this new report on October 1. It was developed in collaboration with more than 30 Pennsylvania-based scientists. The report finds that Pennsylvania is poised to see a range of dramatic changes, from increases in extreme heat and seasonal drought, to reduced snow cover, to changing forest composition. The magnitude of these changes, however, varies widely depending on the future pathway of global heat-trapping emissions. The full report and executive summary can be downloaded here.  http://www.climatechoices.org/ne

Join Melanie Fitzpatrick, UCS Climate Scientist, for an overview of the report's major findings. The presentation will last 30 minutes, after which there will be a question and answer period.  Following the webinar, UCS will be delighted to share the slides, notes, and underlying technical material with those interested in using the findings in their own talks and/or coordinating with UCS on outreach opportunities that arise across the state.

To register for the call, simply respond to Melanie Fitzpatrick. You will be added the UCS list for circulation of call-in/log-in information on the Friday prior to the call. [Thanks to Diana Marshall for this pointer.]

*Union of Concerned Scientists: the leading science-based non-profit working for a healthy environment and a safer world.

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