Our featured speaker is Dr. Steve Running, Montana's pre-eminent climate scientist. Along with other content experts from around Montana, we will be examining the iimpact of our food choices, of community gardens, of plastic use and production, energy policies, on our changing climate. Dr. Running will present the latest from climate models from the world's leading scientists (including himself). We will be looking at the impact of these changes on our health.
Following Billings Climate Week, in Montana State Court in Helena, on June 12, 2023 the court trial of Held v State of Montana begins. Many of us who are concerned about the climate crisis are meeting to support the many youths across the country who are involved in the court cases or are impacted by the climate crisis.
Join Montana's emeritus climate scientist, Steve Running for an update on the latest information from climate modeling scientists about what is happening globally, and here in Montana.
The Main Event will be at 7 pm on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, at the Petro Theater on the Montana State University Billings campus.
On Monday, June 12th, Held v State of Montana goes to trial in Helena. It will be the first of the Youth v Gov lawsuits to go to trial. We hope to generate as much interest and press as possible in the weeks leading up to the opening of the trial to put a strong focus on this existential issue.
At the center of these events is Dr. Steve Running, a world-renowned climate scientist who recently retired from the University of Montana. He has made his expertise available to our area all week starting on June 5, Monday.
Steven W. Running, University of Montana – Dr. Running has been with the University of Montana, Missoula since 1979, where he is a University Regents Professor of Ecology. His primary research interest is the development of global and regional ecosystem biogeochemical models integrating remote sensing with bioclimatology and terrestrial ecology.
Dr. Steve Running is a retired University Professor of Ecology at the University of Montana.
He has been involved in the development of global and regional ecosystem biochemical models.
He has worked with NASA and other teams and working groups for which he has received many honors and appointments.
He has written over 270 scientific articles and 2 books.
More importantly, he is recognized worldwide as an expert in global ecosystem monitoring. In 2007 he was a lead scientist retained by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and helped write the report which was so well received the IPCC received the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for it.
He will present current data and results from current climate models. This will include a section on the specific impacts on Montana and our region.
He highlights what we in Montana can expect in the next decade or so and what we in Montana can do about it.
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