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JUN 12 HOT TOPICS: Think it's hot now? You ain't seen nothing yet!

 | Published on 5/13/2019
It's getting hot in here!  Central Florida addresses climate change.
Floridians typically seek ways to escape the summer heat, which seems to be increasing each year.

Chris Castro, D
irector of Sustainability & Resilience for the City of Orlando, will discuss longtime plans to curb rising temperatures.
Is it already too late to act on climate change up?  Read what panelist, Chris Castro, has to say about about why he is hopeful that we still have some time to address the climate crisis.

Sergio Alvarez, PhD
College of Sciences
Department of Tourism, Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Dr Alvarez is a natural resource economist researching how natural resources and the environment contribute to human well-being through the provision of ecosystem services such as food, recreation, and protection from natural and man-made hazards.

Jennifer Rupert, Collaborative Program Builder
Recently, she returned to the Regional Planning Center to develop and implement a project based on resilience.  She continues establishing and maintaining partnerships to further create a collaborative ecosystem in East Central Florida.

Moderator: Amy Green, p
roducer & environment reporter  for WMFE 

Register HERE: JUN 12 Hot Topics

This "hot" topic is all over the news now, but if you want to do some prep work before our event, consider looking at some of these sources:
Science Daily
"The gap between the economic output of the world's richest and poorest countries is 25 percent larger today than it would have been without global warming, according to new research."

 Think Orlando is too far inland to be affected by the rising sea?  Think again.  By the end of this century current forecasts are for Miami to be uninhabitable.  Where do you think many of those climate refugees may head?  This and other surprising information about the effect of climate change in our area are revealed in the documentary "From Paris to Pittsburgh".  For more information come to Hot Topics on June 12th and hear from local officials on Orlando's plan for a sustainable future.  You can connect with the documentary here:

Capital Weather Gang
"Over the weekend, the climate system sounded simultaneous alarms. Near the entrance to the Arctic Ocean in northwest Russia, the temperature surged to 84 degrees Fahrenheit (29 Celsius). Meanwhile, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere eclipsed 415 parts per million for the first time in human history."