How is climate change affecting natural systems and human communities?
Are the California wildfires of 2017 and 2018 the "new abnormal?"
What can be done to reduce the future risks of environmental disasters?
Please join Mills College faculty discussing their research on environmental science, economics, and policy. Following the mini-lectures, all speakers will participate in an open panel discussion where they will answer questions and engage with the audience.
Faculty talks will take place between 11:00am - 1:00pm and include:
Mark Henderson, Associate Professor and Director of Public Policy: "Climate Change and Land Use Policy"
Sam Evans, Assistant Adjunct Professor of Public Policy: "The Economic Impacts of Wildfires"
Sarah Swope, Rhoda Goldman Assistant Professor of Biology: "How Will Endangered Plants Fare in a Rapidly Changing Climate?"
Kristina Faul, Professor of Geochemistry and Environmental Geology: "Ocean Dynamics and Climate Change"
More to be announced at a later date!
Following the talks we will enjoy light refreshments and snacks and allow space for conversation and networking (from 1:00pm - 2:00pm).