We’ve all noticed weather has gotten weird lately — from extreme heat to extreme rainfall. Is this the new normal? How much will it change further? Our speaker, Bernadette Woods Placky will explain why “weather weirding” is happening now, and other impacts we can expect from climate change in the future. Bernadette is an award-winning meteorologist and is the director of Climate Central’s Climate Matters program where she provides resources and data about the connection between climate change and weather to meteorologists around the country. Climate Central is an independent, non-profit organization, researching and reporting on science and the impacts of climate change. Before coming to Climate Central, Ms Placky spent 10 years as a TV weather forecaster. Her most recent station was WJZ in Baltimore, where she earned an Emmy. Our speaker has a B.S. in Meteorology and a minor in French from Penn State University, where she is a GEMS (Graduate of Earth and Mineral Sciences) board member.
6:00 to 8:00 pm
The Watershed Center
31 Titus Mill Road
Wine, beer and light hors d’oeuvres will be served starting at 6 pm, prior to the conversation which will begin at 6:30. Voluntary $20 contribution at the door to help defray the cost of expenses.
We are very grateful to the Stony Brook Millstone Watershed for hosting us at the Watershed Center for this event.