Metro Community College at Do Space offers the next installment in its Hubbard Sustainability Series this Thursday at 4:30.
The event will feature three speakers talking about Climate Change.
Panelists include Jesse Bell, professor at UNMC and climate science adviser to the White House; Martha Shulski, director of the Nebraska State Climate Office; and W. Cecil Steward, founder, President and CEO of the Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities.
Steward says people need to accept climate change is happening, realize its consequences and understand its key impacts.
He will talk about the effects of extreme heat on public health, the need for better planning and cooperation among agencies and the effects of climate change on the growing season.
"Water will become ever more critical and even more scarce, especially in Lincoln and Omaha. They don’t have the privilege of having direct access to water from the Ogallala aquifer as does most of the rest of the state. So we have to depend upon our river systems and some groundwater. But much of the groundwater is salty, so it’s a key future concern.”
There is no charge to attend the program and light refreshments will be served. More information is available at mccneb.edu/ce.