The Story of Resilience

The Story of Resilience

DRI Science at the Springs

This science lecture will explore the critical topic of climate resiliency and community solutions. Discover how climate intervention research offers potential strategies to counter a warming climate, learn about the impact of urban forestry in mitigating urban heat, and explore the collaborative efforts of science and nonprofits to ensure water accessibility. We’ll also delve into grassroots initiatives aimed at fostering climate-resilient communities. Gain valuable insights into the science-backed approaches and community-driven actions that contribute to a sustainable, resilient future in the face of climate change.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Presentation begins at 6:30 p.m.
Beer, wine, and small bites will be available for purchase from Aspire Coffee House.

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Featured Presenters:

David Mitchell

Dr. David Mitchell received his Ph.D. from the University of Nevada, USA, in 1995 and has contributed to the peer-reviewed literature in the atmospheric science sub-disciplines of cloud physics, radiation, remote sensing and climate dynamics. He and his students developed a theory describing the evolution of the North American monsoon that is now widely accepted, and he developed a treatment of ice cloud radiative properties that is currently used in the NCAR climate models. He and Dr. Anne Garnier developed and published (in 2016) the first satellite remote sensing retrieval for ice particle concentrations and later developed a method providing global percentages of cirrus clouds strongly affected by homogeneous ice nucleation. He published the first paper on the climate intervention method known as “cirrus cloud thinning” which may produce significant surface cooling at high latitudes. He has given 40 invited talks at universities and research institutes in the USA, the U.K., Germany, Mexico, Norway, France, and Sweden.

Marco Velotta

Marco Velotta, MS, AICP, LEED Green Assoc. is a Planning Project Manager and Chief Sustainability Officer of the City of Las Vegas. Marco leads the management and implementation of the City’s Strategy for Community Resilience, Net-Zero Energy, and Sustainability to conserve and reduce the City’s consumption of energy, water, and waste by overseeing renewable energy, energy efficiency, green building, water conservation, recycling, and alternative transportation efforts.

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Springs Preserve

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