'There's Still Time:' Climate Change in Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Community College

S Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Climate change will have a huge impact on our lives here in Lake Tahoe. Find out what scientists expect to happen locally and what you can do about it!

Join LTCC faculty and students from the Science, Technology & Environment Meta Major and the student Science Club along with local climate experts for a free event, “There’s Still Time: How Our Climate Decisions Today Can Save Our Planet Tomorrow,” Tuesday Oct. 6 from 12pm-1pm on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/94792909337.

Climate change is becoming less of an existential threat, and more a part of our everyday lives. Whether we are impacted by fires in the Western United States, or hurricanes in the east, our changing climate is making itself known. In this free event, you’ll gain scientific insight into the impact of climate change in the Tahoe region and beyond, and learn concrete ways that can help YOU make a difference!

Meet The Panel

Bonnie Turnbull: Bonnie serves on the City of South Lake Tahoe’s 100% Renewable Committee, the citizen advisory group charged with overseeing our city's transition to sourcing 100% of our electricity from renewable sources by 2032. A career educator, she earned a B.A from Colby College, and a Master of Arts in Teaching from The Colorado College. She also serves as a board member for the Lake Tahoe Unified School District.

Dr. Whitney Brennan: Dr. Brennan is a Senior Environmental Scientist at the California Tahoe Conservancy. Her work there focuses on wildlife biology and climate change planning and adaptation. Whitney has a BA in Biology from Kenyon College and a PhD in Animal Behavior from the University of California, Davis.

Robert Larson: Robert is an Environmental Program Manager with the California Natural Resources Agency. He serves as the Tahoe Science Advisory Council Program Officer to help translate science into resource management action and policy. He has two decades of experience working with partners in the Lake Tahoe region with an emphasis on storm water management, stream restoration, and water quality program development. He holds an Associate in Arts Degree from Lake Tahoe Community College, along with Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees from the University of California, Davis.

This Meta Major event is part of a five-day series of events hosted by the Tahoe Climate Change Action Network (all their events are listed here), culminating on Saturday, Oct. 10 with the global launch of the Countdown To a Better Future, an international TEDx event that will bring together scientists, activists, entrepreneurs, urban planners, farmers, CEOs, investors, artists, government officials and others to find the most effective, evidence-based ideas to combat climate change.

Tuesday, 06 October, 2020


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