Mitigate, Adapt - or Suffer: Connecting Global Change to Local Impacts and Solutions

Humphrey School of Public Affairs
April 12, 2022 - 4:00 pm CDT
- 5:00 pm
The Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs’ Swain Climate Policy Initiative and the Big Ten Collaboration: Democracy in the 21st Century, are proud to welcome the author of “Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World,” Dr. Katharine Hayhoe.

Climate is changing—throughout California, across the United States, and for the planet as a whole. Temperatures are increasing, rainfall patterns are shifting, and extreme precipitation and heat wave events are becoming more frequent. Climate change isn’t just a problem for polar bears or future generations anymore—it’s affecting us, here and now. Not only that, but the choices we make today will have profound impacts on our future: the faster we cut our carbon emissions, the less we’ll need to adapt and the more suffering we can avert.

In such a politically charged environment, are we still able to act on climate? Or is it too late?

Join Katharine Hayhoe as she untangles the complex science connecting our choices to future impacts and highlights the actions that are being taken to combat this critical issue today.

Contact Info
This event is hosted by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. If you have questions or need to request accommodations for this event, please email [email protected]