Tuesday, April 25, 2017

WPSU’s Managing Risk In A Changing Climate To Be Screened For Climate Caucus

Peter Buckland from Penn State’s Sustainability Institute will be screening the WPSU documentary Managing Risk In A Changing Climate at a meeting of the Climate Caucus hosted by Rep. Steve McCarter (D-Montgomery) on April 26.
The screening will be held at the Hiway Theater, 212 Old York Road, Jenkintown starting at 7:00 p.m.  Click Here to RSVP for the event.
The documentary examines how Louisiana decision makers engage with researchers and stakeholders to inform choices about how to manage risks driven by changing sea levels and storms.
Featuring some of the nation’s leading climate experts and narrated by Peter Coyote, Managing Risk in a Changing Climate examines one of humanity’s most pressing challenges through the lens of the many academic disciplines needed to address the impacts and surrounding economic, social, and environmental issues that come with managing risk in a changing climate.
Scientists and policymakers have identified the potential for Earth systems threshold responses, or “tipping points,” that will potentially cause dramatic climate impacts. A melting of the Greenland ice sheet, for example, would cause sea-level rise that could threaten the sustainability of low-lying regions like the Louisiana lower Mississippi delta.
Managing Risk in a Changing Climate was produced by WPSU Penn State in partnership with the Network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM) and with the financial support of the National Science Foundation.
Centered at Penn State, SCRiM links a transdisciplinary team of scholars at universities and research institutions across several nations to address fundamental challenges in sustainability and to answer the question, “What are sustainable, scientifically sound, technologically feasible, economically efficient, and ethically defensible climate risk management strategies?”
Visit the Managing Risk in a Changing Climate website to view the documentary and resource links on the issue of climate change and its impacts.

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