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MELISSA WIDHALM TO SPEAK ON CLIMATE CHANGE IN INDIANA

May 30, 2018
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Purdue_Melilssa WidhalmClimate change is in the news. But what does “climate change” mean? How is it affecting Indiana residents now?

The Marshall County Recycle Depot is sponsoring a presentation by Melissa Widhalm of the Purdue University Climate Change Research Center on June 28th. The presentation will take place at Opie’s Office, 114 North Michigan Street in Plymouth from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Casual food and drinks will be available through Opie’s Office, Grill, and Deli. There is no charge for this event.

Melissa Widhalm is operations manager for the Purdue Climate Change Research Center. She is also program coordinator for the Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment (IN CCIA), a statewide collaborative effort to develop reports to help Hoosiers better understand climate change-related risks, so they can better prepare for the future. Melissa has a BS in meteorology from Northern Illinois University and an MS in natural resource science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

A question-and-answer session will follow Widhalm’s presentation.

Solid Waste new logo“Climate change is about more than just the weather,” said Marianne Peters, director of the Marshall County Recycle Depot. “We’re already seeing changes that affect our health, such as an increase in tick-borne illnesses, longer allergy seasons, severe asthma, and extreme weather events. We need to know how to adapt to these changes so that we can plan for the future.”

For more information on the event, contact the Recycle Depot at (574) 935-8618.

 

One Response to “ MELISSA WIDHALM TO SPEAK ON CLIMATE CHANGE IN INDIANA ”

  1. Smokey54 on May 31, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    “Climate Change” has been affecting me for 6 decades. Let’s see there is Spring, Summer, Fall and then Winter. I have never felt the need to study it however, God just brings it each year and I already know what to expect……