Pennsylvania and climate change

How will climate change affect Pennsylvania?

Nels Johnson, deputy state director for The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Pennsylvania, will identify the most important risks that climate change poses for Pennsylvania and key steps that should be taken now to reduce impacts as part of the spring EarthTalks series, "Where Climate Science Meets the Road: Managing Resources for Climate Change."

His talk, "Weathering Climate Change: Strategies for Climate Change Adaptation in Pennsylvania," is scheduled for 4 p.m., Monday, Feb. 28, in 112 Walker.

Johnson served as co-chair for the natural resources working group that recently completed the “Pennsylvania Climate Change Adaptation Planning Report.” That report describes how climate change will affect the state’s infrastructure, public health, natural resources, and recreation and tourism industries. The report also provides recommendations to reduce those impacts.

In addition to discussing the report and its recommendations, Johnson also will highlight work by The Nature Conservancy to identify resilient landscapes and connectivity areas in the central Appalachians.

The 2011 spring EarthTalks serminar series is sponsored by the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI). For the full list of speakers, visit http://www.eesi.psu.edu.

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