Advanced Climate Topics Virtual Conference

Advanced Climate Change Topics: North Central Climate 201
June 8-10, 2021 from 9am-12PM CT

The North Central Climate Collaborative hosted a FREE advanced climate change virtual conference June 8-10th, 2021. The conference featured sessions on climate modeling, climate and its impact on communities, and the intersection of climate, agriculture and water.  We were excited to feature a keynote address by Dr. Marshall Shepherd, a leading international expert on weather and climate and author of “The Race Awakening of 2020: A Six-Step Guide for Moving Forward”.

Schedule in Brief

Headshot of Dr. Marshall Shepherd

Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd will serve as the keynote speaker. He is a leading international expert in weather and climate and is the Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Georgia. He is the author of “The Race Awakening of 2020: A Six-Step Guide for Moving Forward”.

Tuesday, June, 8th from 9AM – 12PM CT – View the Recording

  • 2020 New Climate ‘Normals’ and Change with Trent Ford with the Illinois State Climatologist Office
  • Climate Projections and Models with Martha Schulski with the Nebraska State Climate Office
  • Climate Assessments with Melissa Widhalm of the Purdue Climate Change Research Center
  • NOAA Climate Prediction Center Outlooks with Jon Gottschalck with the National Weather Service

Wednesday, June 9th from 9AM – 12PM CT – View the Recording

  • Keynote presentation on Climate Justice with from Dr. J Marshall Shepherd of the University of Georgia
  • Community Climate Risk and Planning with Lisa Graff and Rebecca Leitschuh of the Illinois State Water Survey – View the Recording

Thursday, June 10th from 9AM – 12PM CT –  View the Recording

  • Climate indicators on Agriculture with Dennis Todey with the USDA Climate Hubs
  • Adaptation through Conservation with Linda Prokopy of Purdue University
  • Climate’s impact on Habitat, Conservation, Wildlife and Fisheries with Sam Fuhlendorf of Oklahoma State University