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Posted on: April 12, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Linn County Hosting Climate Change Discussion on April 20

Climate change written in grass

In celebration of Earth Week, the Linn County Office of Sustainability invites the public to join in an engaging conversation on climate change and climate action. This in-person event is free and open to the public.

Climate stories of Linn County: An engaging conversation on climate change, near and far

Stacey Walker, Linn County Supervisor
Minouche Bandubuila, Hoover Community School Coordinator/YPN African Program Specialist
John Zakrasek, co-chair Linn County Sustainability & Resiliency Advisory Committee
Moderated by Linn County Sustainability Manager Tamara Marcus

CSPS Theater
1103 3rd St. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA

April 20, 2022
6 p.m.

According to the National Climate Assessment, at-risk communities in the Midwest are becoming more vulnerable to climate change impacts such as flooding, drought, and increases in urban heat islands. East Central Iowa, including Linn County, is at particular risk for a greater number of catastrophic and intense storms, which will be further exacerbated by greenhouse gas emissions causing rising temperatures. As a community that has experienced three natural disaster events in the last 12 years that are arguably climate-driven, we are seeing the effects of a changing climate here in Linn County. After returning from a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Antarctica, Supervisor Stacey Walker had the opportunity to experience the impacts of climate change firsthand in another part of our world. Climate change and action can seem like a daunting challenge for the human race to tackle. Thankfully, we have dedicated members of our community working to address both the environmental and human impacts of climate change. Come enjoy an evening of conversation and stories about global climate change, how it affects us locally, and what we can do about it together.

6 p.m. Moderated session
6:30 p.m. Q&A
6:50-7:30 p.m. Informal discussion with speakers in Carlo area

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