LWV Ames has a treasure in their midst - Erv Klaas, Professor Emeritus of Animal Ecology at Iowa State. Erv is a member of LWV Ames, and is their delegate to LWV UMRR. On Monday, October 7, we were fortuate to have Professor Klaas as our first speaker in the afternoon session of our bi-monthly Board meeting. The video of his talk is posted below.
Professor Klaas referenced work by Iowa State's Dr. Eugene Takle, who's work on climate and weather has documented clear causal relationship between climate change and the extreme rainfall events that our region is experiencing. The graphic below shows the increase in rainfall graphed with the increase in Green House Gases (GHG). In the video above, Professor Klaas brought this data to life.
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