Location: Aster Cafe (River Room) 125 SE Main Street
March Sip of Science: Climate Changed: Adapting to Change Now and in the Future
A SIP OF SCIENCE bridges the gap between science and culture in a setting that bridges the gap between brain and belly. Food, beer, and learning are on the menu in a happy hour forum in which researchers pair with musicians, artists and storytellers to put science in context through storytelling.
Temperatures are rising, dew points climbing, precipitation increasing and extreme weather events growing in frequency. Climate change is underway in Minnesota, and with that comes many big questions. What are the implications of these changes and what are likely trends as we contemplate the future? What measures might we want to implement both individually and collectively to enhance our resilience to climate change? Is it possible to adapt to climate change in ways that also enhance our quality of life, lower greenhouse gas emissions, improve disaster recovery and advance our economic competitiveness? Join us as Pat Hamilton, Director of the Global Change Initiative at the Science Museum of Minnesota, examines these questions and provides some thoughts as we move forward into our ‘climate changed’ future.
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ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Patrick Hamilton is the Director of Global Change Initiative at the Science Museum of Minnesota, a resident fellow of the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment and a board member of District Energy St. Paul. Patrick has been producing environmental projects for the Museum for 29 years. In recent years, these projects have included Water, an international traveling exhibition developed with the American Museum of Natural History; the Big Back Yard, the museum’s outdoor environmental science park; and Science House, the museum’s net-zero energy building. Patrick’s current project is Future Earth – exhibits, films, programs, and demonstration projects that explore the challenges and opportunities of humanity as the dominant agent of global change. Away from the museum, Patrick and his wife J. like to kayak and grow organic, blue-ribbon-winning plums, pears and peaches in St. Paul.
This talk takes place during happy hour at the Aster Cafe - Food and Drink Available for Purchase.