Climate Change: What Can We Do To Make An Impact Now? (Grand Rapids)


Join us for our next educational lecture, Climate Change: What Can We Do To Make An Impact Now?

Do you wish you knew how to better understand the science & data behind Climate Change and how it is affecting Michigan and the Great Lakes? Do you wish you knew how you could help?

Mr. B.J. Baule will provide an overview of how Michigan’s climate has changed in recent decades and how it is projected to change in the future.

He will also show us how to identify and access reputable sources of climate information, and will provide resources you can use going forward to make informed climate friendly decisions in your daily lives, so we can work together to protect our precious resources.

We'll end the event with a discussion of various options and strategies that are being proposed to help humans, and the environment adapt to changes and to mitigate projected climate change and it's negative effects.

About the Speaker:

B.J. Baule is a PhD candidate at Michigan State University and a climatologist with NOAA’s Great Lakes Integrated Sciences + Assessments (GLISA) Center. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Meteorology and Climatology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. At Michigan State his research is focused on climate change, it’s effects on regional agricultural, and how to better manage agricultural systems under projected climates.

Additional Information

We host local and national guest lecturers on a wide variety of topics related to CFI’s mission. Topics often include: science, religion, philosophy, social issues, politics, atheism, humanism, agnosticism, skepticism, deism, evolution, morality and ethics, secularism, rationalism, psychology, and others.

FREE Parking is available in the Wealthy Theatre lot behind the main building follow the driveway immediately to the East of the Annex Building and around to the left. Handicap parking is available immediately behind the Annex Building. Street parking and the lot behind the Annex is also free after 5pm. See Picture in Discussion.

After the meeting, join us at Brick Road Pizza, just down the block at 1017 Wealthy St SE in Grand Rapids, to continue the conversation, and enjoy food & drinks. View Map

CFI MI values the full participation for all attendees at our events, including individuals with disabilities, in accordance with our Event Culture and Expectations Policy: Requests for reasonable accommodation may be made by contacting the event host at least three days prior to the event.

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Cost: FREE! $5.00 Suggested Donation.

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