Cache Valley residents interested in climate science can learn more about the topic through an ongoing “Climate Conversations” lecture and discussion series being co-sponsored by Logan City and Utah State University’s Student Organization for Society and Natural Resources (SOSNR).
Logan City Conservation Coordinator Emily Malik said the series gives participants an opportunity to learn from and interact with world-renowned scientists about issues that impact the local community.
The first discussion in the three-part series took place on Feb. 27, and was led by physicist Rob Davies, a climate scientist at USU and former director of the Utah Climate Center. The second presentation will be held Monday, March 27, at 6:00 p.m. in Logan City Hall Conference Room (290 N 100 W in Logan).
“This time we’ll feature Dr. Robert Gillies from Utah State University’s Climate Center,” said Malik. “I believe he’s the director of the Utah Climate Center at Utah State, and he’s going to give us more of a local perspective on climate change and what it means, or has the potential to mean, in Utah.”
Jordan Risley, a SOSNR member and member of Logan City’s Renewable Energy and Conservation Advisory Board, said the third discussion will take place in the Logan City Hall Conference Room on Monday, April 24, at 6:00 p.m.
“We decided to have an interfaith panel, and we’re going to have both religious and academic leaders come in and express their perspective on the natural world and climate change,” he said.
Risley said the panel will include clergy and professors of religion representing various faiths in Cache Valley.
Each remaining meeting in the “Climate Conversations” lecture and discussion series will include a participant-driven question and answer period. Admission is free of charge.