It’s no coincidence that Flagstaff experienced the driest fall on record in 2017. Rising concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are insulating the planet and causing it to warm. The results of climate change, including increasing temperatures, drought, and wildfire, have led to adverse effects on Southwestern communities’ health and economies.
To start off the New Year, we invite you to learn more about local research and planning efforts on climate change at our January membership meeting. We will hear from USGS researcher Richard Hereford who recently completed a new study linking Mormon Lake’s historic levels with climate change. Richard will share the methods and results of his studies and what these mean for the future of Mormon Lake.
We will also hear from City of Flagstaff Sustainability Specialist Jenny Niemann on the City’s new effort to address climate change with the Flagstaff Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. Jenny will discuss the goals of the plan and how you can be involved.