Florida's Climate Experts Discuss Impacts of Climate Change on Florida in a Two Days Event
On November 14 and 15, close to 200 scientists, representatives from agencies, and industry gathered at the University of Florida to discuss climate issues and the impact of climate change on the state of Florida. The two day event began with the Florida Climate Institute Annual Event
on Monday which offered attendees diverse presentations about various climate scenarios for Florida and the impacts on the environment and economy. Many also participated in a communications workshop to better bridge the gap between science, policy, and citizenry. The evening keynotes, Steve Seibert and Virginia Burkett, presented an interesting balance of social responsibility and climate science.
On Tuesday, November 15, The State University System of Florida Climate Change Task Force Event
featured Jayantha Obeysekera with a keynote that led to panel discussions with leaders from around the state and country about climate impacts.
Over the 2 days, there were 17 presentations, 175 attendees, and 64 posters contributing the success of the events.
Thanks to all who participated.
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Coordinator, Florida Climate Institute