Colorado State University to Host Panel March 13 on Understanding Climate Change, Its National, Regional Impacts

The Colorado State University School of Global Environmental Sustainability will host a forum titled “Understanding Climate Change and its National and Regional Impacts: The 2013 National Climate Assessment” Wednesday, March 13 as part of its 2013 “Managing the Planet” speaker’s series.

Leading scientists will provide an overview on climate change and the recently released National Climate Assessment. Each panelist contributed to the 2013 Assessment and will base their discussion on important climate change issues and how this relates to our local situation in Fort Collins. The event will be at Avogadro’s Number, 605 S. Mason, St., Fort Collins, from 5-6:30 p.m. The panel is free and open to the public.

The panel of speakers includes:

  • Dennis Ojima, Ecosystem Science & Sustainability and Natural Resource Ecology Lab
  • Shannon McNeeley, North Central Climate Science Center
  • Tom Brown, United States Forest Service
  • Jill Baron, U.S. Geological Survey and Natural Resource Ecology Lab
  • Kathleen Sherman, Anthropology

The event will be moderated by Gene Kelly, Chair of the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences and SoGES Associate Director for Research and Development. For more information on the speaker’s series, visit

About the School of Global Environmental Sustainability
A first for the state, the School of Global Environmental Sustainability encompasses all sustainability (society, economics and environment) education and research at Colorado State University. The school positions CSU to address the multiple challenges to global sustainability through broad-based research, curricular programs and outreach initiatives. The school’s emphases include food security, environmental institutions and governance, sustainable communities, land and water resources, biodiversity, conservation and management, climate change and energy. This approach capitalizes on the university’s historic strength in environmental research and education and builds upon the education and research that already exists within all eight colleges on campus from the Warner College of Natural Resources to the College of Business. For more information on SoGES, go to