• Mark Seeley

    Critical Conversations Speaker Bio

    Mark Seeley is a professor in the Department of Soil, Water, and Climate at the University of Minnesota where he has worked since 1978. He has done weekly commentary for Minnesota Public Radio and written the weekly newsletter "Minnesota WeatherTalk" since 1992. His extension educational programs relate weather/climate impacts to Minnesota agriculture, transportation, energy, tourism, and natural resources. Mark edited a successful series of children's books called the "Amazing Science Series" and has published two books about Minnesota's weather and climate. He has been awarded the Sigma Xi Science Communication and Education Award, the Mn/DOT Research Partnership Award for his work with the deployment of living snow fences, the Extension Director's Award for Distinguished Faculty, and most recently the University of Minnesota President's Award for Outstanding Service.

    Climate Change – Is Minnesota Really Becoming Kansas?

    Climatologist and Meteorologist, Mark Seeley, will discuss how climate change has become part of our reality. From changes in weather and temperature patterns to superstorms, climate change affects our lives and communities. This session will examine how climate change affects public sector programs and operations as well as what the public sector’s role might be in reducing the negative effects of climate change moving forward.
    Date: Friday, April 25, 2014
    Time: 7:30 to 9:00 a.m.
    Location: Maple Grove Government Center, Emergency Operations Center, 12800 Arbor Lakes Parkway N. Maple Grove, MN 55369
    Cost: $20.00
    Registration deadline: Wednesday, April 22, 2014

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