UNL hosts lectures on climate change and drought

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Associated Press

Posted on March 26, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 26 at 11:03 PM

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln welcomes speakers to talk about drought, water resources and climate change during its last four lecture series on water and climate.

Lawrence Buja of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., will speak at UNL on April 2 about how climate change will impact water, food and energy.

University of Arizona professor Jeremy Weiss will speak on April 10 about how climate changes and droughts will impact vegetation.

Agricultural meteorologist Brad Rippey will speak April 17 about the 2012 drought. U.S. Geological Survey's Nebraska Water Science Center's Steve Peterson will wrap up the lecture series when he speaks about groundwater on April 24.

The lectures are held on UNL's East Campus in Hardin Hall on Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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