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Climate Science With Dr. Brenda Ekwurzel On Tuesday's Access Utah

Twitter: @BrendaEkwurzel

Dr. Brenda Ekwurzel is Director of Climate Science for the Climate & Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. She will be in Utah later this week for events in Salt Lake City and Ogden. She says we can adapt to and reduce risks from changing weather patterns and other consequences of releasing heat-trapping emissions to the atmosphere, and that we can switch to a lower emissions trajectory. Dr. Brenda Ekwurzel will give us specific examples for Utah on the program today.

Dr. Ekwurzel will offer a free presentation for high school, Jr high school students and teachers as well as for the general public titled “Climate Change: The Reality, The Solutions,” at the Nancy Tessman Auditorium, the downtown Salt Lake City Library, on Thursday, March 21st from 3:15-5:00 p.m.  

She will also be speaking at the Intermountain Sustainability Summit at Weber State University on Thursday, March 21st, and Friday, March 22nd.

Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.