USGS scientist looks at how climate change could impact California on March 22

by Linda Hubbard on March 20, 2012

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.


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