Texas Sea Grant launches new climate change webinar series June 5

June 01, 2015

By Cindie Powell

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Texas Sea Grant College Program at Texas A&M University is offering the first in a series of webinars about climate change at 1 p.m. (CDT) on Friday, June 5.

The webinars, which are free and open to the public, are aimed at promoting climate literacy among resource managers and other interested stakeholders in Texas and beyond.

“The series is designed to provide an overview of the state of climate change science, how climate change is expected to affect Texas, and what steps Texans can take to prepare for increasing climate variability,” said Dr. Stuart Carlton, Texas Sea Grant’s Healthy Coastal Ecosystems and Social Science Specialist.

The first webinar, “Climate Change Science 101,” is an overview of climate change science and climate modeling presented by Keith Dixon of the NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. Dixon was the inaugural winner of the Dr. Daniel L. Albritton Outstanding Science Communicator Award for his work on communicating about climate science and climate change.

To register, visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6001019382156904449. Additional information about the webinar, including a link to a NOAA fact sheet about climate modeling, is available at http://texasseagrant.org/events/event/webinar-climate-change-science-101/.

For more information about the webinar series, contact Carlton at stuartcarlton@tamu.edu or 409-740-4983.

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Texas Sea Grant is a unique partnership that unites the resources of the federal government, the State of Texas and universities across the state to create knowledge, tools, products and services that benefit the economy, the environment and the citizens of Texas. It is administered through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and is one of 33 university-based Sea Grant Programs around the country. Texas Sea Grant is a non-academic research center in the College of Geosciences at Texas A&M University. The program’s mission is to improve the understanding, wise use and stewardship of Texas coastal and marine resources.