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Sunday, February 9
GARDEN SPEAKER SERIES
TROPICAL EFFECTS FELT IN THE MIDWEST: THE IMPACT OF TROPICAL CLIMATE CHANGE AT HOME
Museum of the Grand Prairie, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 2 p.m.
The tropics host extraordinarily high numbers of plant and animal species. How climate change will affect the tropics is uncertain and this poses much concern about the sustainability of global biodiversity. Jeffrey Brawn, Professor and Head of the University of Illinois’ Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, will summarize what may happen at tropical latitudes and how this contrasts with places like the Midwest. Learn about the possible far-reaching consequences of tropical climate change on issues such as food security and environmental justice as well as what can be done to mitigate these issues. FREE. For more info: (217) 586-2612 or firstname.lastname@example.org.