[Free Event] Our Melting Ice: Climate Disruption and Energy Choice
Our Melting Ice: Climate Disruption and Energy Choice
Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 7 pm
Salt Lake City Main Library Auditorium – 210 East 400 South
Free, Public Event!
Join us for a climate change speaker panel and screening on Thursday, January 7th. University of Utah Professor Summer Rupper will share experiences from traveling and researching remote, melting parts of our planet. Professor Rupper will be joined by a local organizer from Sierra Club, Lindsay Beebe, who will talk about energy choices in Utah and their connection to public health and climate change.
We’ll start the evening with a 60-minute screening of Episode 4 of the Emmy-award winning series Years of Living Dangerously. This will be followed by a 30-minute panel with our local experts. Episode 4 of the series focuses on Arctic ice melt, energy choice and the faith-climate change nexus.
Professor Summer Rupper teaches a course on Snow and Ice and performs related research for the University of Utah. Professor Rupper’s research focuses on glaciers and ice sheets as recorders and indicators of climate change, and as freshwater resources. Recent and ongoing projects include quantifying glacier contributions to water resources, quantifying glacier sensitivity to climate change, reconstructing past climate using ice core data, and more. She has published over 20 peer reviewed publications in her field.
Lindsay Beebe is the Sierra Club Organizing Representative for the Utah Beyond Coal Campaign. She works with volunteer leaders, partner organizations, and decision makers to promote a just transition away from coal-fired power and towards a clean, renewable energy future. Current campaigns include protecting Utah national parks from coal-fired pollution aka ‘regional haze’, supporting the roll-out of the Clean Power Plan in Utah, and watch-dogging anti-renewable energy policy proposals.