USGS Western Ecological Research Center Lead Scientist Tom Suchanek is giving a free, public lecture – Projected Climate Change Impacts in California – on Thursday, March 22, in Conference Room A, Building 3 at USGS in Menlo Park. Among his discussion topics:
- How will decisions that the global community makes about emissions likely affect the future of the western U.S.?
- What might changes in atmospheric CO2 concentrations mean to human land-use and environmental systems throughout California, and the San Francisco Bay Area?
- How will rising sea level likely affect coastal human communities and vulnerable ecological systems along the Pacific coast?
- What might Sierra snowpack, sensitive fire regimes, and species distributions look like in our children’s and grandchildren’s generations?
The USGS Evening Public Lecture Series events are intended for a general audience that may not be familiar with the science being discussed. A campus map with directions is available online.