A presentation on the 2017 Montana Climate Assessment is scheduled for Thursday, May 24, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Royal Johnson Community Room of the Billings Public Library, 510 N. Broadway. The Billings Chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, the Billings League of Women Voters and the Better Billings Sustainability Committee of the Yellowstone Valley Citizens Council are sponsoring the event. The Montana Climate Assessment, published last September, is a product of the Montana University System’s Montana Institute on Ecosystems. The presentation will be given by the lead author of the assessment, Cathy Whitlock. The assessment describes past and future climate trends that affect three sectors of the Montana economy: agriculture, water and forestry. “The central goal of this effort was to create a product that would be useful to Montanans in planning for and adapting to a changing climate,” Whitlock said.”The assessment’s findings foresee a hotter future for Montana, but it is the specific details about what this means that we hope citizens will find useful.” Continue Reading →
Three climate science forums will be held in Eastern Montana next week, sponsored by the Montana Institute on Ecosystems.
The institute, jointly operated by Montana State University and the University of Montana, organized the first-ever Montana Climate Assessment, which was released in September. (more…) Continue Reading →
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Montana’s average annual temperatures have increased 2-3 degrees since 1950, and are projected to warm 5.6-9.8 degrees by the end of the century, 32 scientists from the public and private sectors said in the first Montana Climate Assessment, released Wednesday. (more…) Continue Reading →
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As cooler temperatures and precipitation finally bring a hint of relief to smoke-weary Montanans, the unusual nature of summer 2017 is coming into focus and the influence of climate change is impossible to ignore. (more…) Continue Reading →