Tonight, Tuesday 23rd February, Morris Model Community Resiliency Discussion

FEB 23: Morris Model Community Resilience Series launches TONIGHT!

As part of UMN Morris’s leadership with the Morris Model – we are excited to share:

Tonight/FEB 23 from 6-7PM is the launch of our Morris Model Community Resiliency Discussion Series.

You can register here for Session 1. The title is: Climatic Changes in Minnesota: Ongoing Trends and Future Projections.

Our first two presenters will be Dr. Heidi Roop, Extension Specialist in Climate Science, University of Minnesota Extension & Dr. Kenneth (“Kenny”) Blumenfeld, a climate scientist with the Minnesota State Climatology Office.

Hear about Minnesota’s weather trends over the last few decades into the present – with future projections. Learn what variations exist and why they exist in our weather patterns. Resilient communities need to be proactive in planning. Learn how inclusive, flexible, and data-driven approaches can be used to help solve current and future problems.

For more information about the guests check out this page. You’ll also find a link there to the next meeting in the series.

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Here is what I learned from this Morris Model event:

  • MN is getting warmer and wetter
  • MN winters are getting warmer faster than summers are getting warmer
    • It just DOESN’T get as cold as it used to in the winter time. Our big cold spikes were fairly common 100+ years ago. We don’t get as cold as we did 100+ years ago.
  • Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership: a big group of multiple institutions and people thinking about how we plan for and make decision about climate.
  • 80% of adults in the US want to see action at all levels of government surrounding adaptation & mitigation
  • Dr. Heidi Roop is a strong thinker and has spent lots of time thinking about what it means and what we need to do climate adaptation