By Nancy Gaarder, Omaha World-Herald
A much warmer future awaits the next generation of Nebraskans as a result of climate change, according to state and federal scientists. The state also is expected to see more rain and snow, but the additional moisture may not be enough to counteract the stress of a warming world on agriculture, they said. Additionally, the region is likely to see an increase in wintertime rain and ice. Last week, two climate scientists discussed some of the impacts during a briefing on the National Climate Assessment, published last fall. Continue reading here.
Upcoming Nebraska Events – Free & Open To The Public
Nebraska Climate Summit: A One-Day Session On Climate & Climate Change. March 21, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm at the Nebraska Innovation Campus, 2021 Transformation Drive in Lincoln. Martha Shulski, director of the state climate office based at the School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Tyler Williams, Nebraska Extension climatologist, as well as partners across the university and state will lead the one-day information session on climate and climate change. Registration capped at 350. Lunch provided. Register for the event here.
Nebraska Solar Schools Earth Month Event
Save the Date! Our speaker will be Mary DeMocker, author of The Parents’ Guide To Climate Revolution: 100 Ways to Build a Fossil-Free Future, Raise Empowered Kids, and Still Get a Good Night’s Sleep. April 11, 2019, UNO’s Thompson Center, 6705 Dodge Street, Omaha. RSVP & parking permit required. Download flyer here for additional details.
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