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Climate Change Symposium

May 21 @ 1:00 pm 5:00 pm

This symposium will be held in the Estes Park Ridgeline Hotel (101 South St. Vrain Ave.) from 1:00 to about 4:30 or 5:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is requested, and you can register here (scroll down the page). After registration, you may get a follow-up email asking if you would like to receive future Watershed notices; you have the option to ignore that.

The keynote symposium speaker will be Scott Denning, Monfort Professor of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University. Dr. Denning is renowned as a scientist and speaker on climate change, globally and locally. The title of his talk will be “Three S’s of Climate Change: Simple, Serious, Solvable.” In addition, attendees will have opportunities to interact with other distinguished panelists, as indicated in the program attached. (We recently learned that panelist Joe Neguse will send video commentary.) There will be breaks (with snacks and beverages provided, as well as a cash bar), when attendees can visit information tables, including representatives from the Sierra Club, the Estes Valley Clean Energy Coalition, the Platte River Power Authority, the Larimer County Climate Smart program, the Colorado Avian Research Institute, the Estes Valley Public Library, and others.

The keynote talk title suggests that climate change is “solvable” at some level. There is indeed hope indicated by research on interactions involving the atmosphere, land, and oceans…if we stop burning fossil fuels. The most unpredictable aspect of the future is human behavior. Please join us, make your voices heard, and show support for confronting climate change!

View flyer here.