In partnership with: Ohio State Undergraduate Student Government; Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center; Water Management Association of Ohio; Rural Action
10:00 a.m. Dr. Katharine Hayhoe untangles the science behind how our beliefs shape our identity and highlights the key role values and solutions can play in shaping our conversations on the crucial topic of climate change here in the Buckeye State.
11:10 a.m. Ohio leaders and experts discuss Talking Climate in a Purple State, featuring Troy Tofil (Biology major, University Senator and Deputy Director of Sustainability, Undergraduate Student Government, The Ohio State University); Fred Yoder (Ohio Corn Growers Association and former President's Agricultural and Rural Advisory Committee); SeMia Bray (MBA. Principal Consultant, Cray Consulting Group, Inc.); Aaron Wilson, PhD. (Atmospheric scientist, Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center).
12:00 p.m. Dr. Hayhoe draws on her experience working with the agriculture, ecosystem, energy, health, infrastructure, insurance, and water sectors to propose a framework for, and highlight some of the main challenges inherent to, incorporating climate information into practical, on-the-ground planning at the local to regional scale.