Dr. Jessica Scott, assistant director of the Donaghey Scholars honors program and anthropology instructor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, will discuss climate change during the next EARTHtalk lecture Wednesday, Nov. 15.
Scott’s presentation, “The Climate Reality Project: The Need for Change and the Reasons for Hope,” is targeted for non-scientists. She will present evidence of climate change and give an overview of what is known about its impact, including extreme weather events, sea level rise, decrease in crop yield and risk to global health. She also will discuss renewable energies and what policy and industry experts predict over the next few years.
The lecture will begin at 6 p.m. in the George W. Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology auditorium. It is free and open to the public.
Scott participated in the Climate Reality Project Corps Leadership Training, led by former Vice President Al Gore, and teaches courses in dental anthropology, Egyptology, and human evolution.
For more information, contact the Department of Earth Sciences at 501-569-3546 or visit the EARTHtalk! website.