Confronting Climate Change - Climate Change and the Fate of our Forests
Watch Live at 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm MDT (6:00 pm - 6:50 pm EDT) on Sunday, June 29, 2014.
Dr. Brian Enquist, an expert in ecology and evolutionary biology, brings to life a geographic inventory of forest assets for western North America. When coupled with the latest climate models, a high-resolution picture emerges of the health of our future forests. New advances in bioinformatics and mathematical modeling enable us, for the first time, to answer the question ‘what will the forest in my backyard look like?’ This presentation, produced in concert with the local Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, is cutting edge both in analyses and technological interface, and will demonstrate what we will experience over the coming decades if action on a grander scale is not taken. The science of climate change and forest health is revealing potentially dramatic implications for all of us, whether we be homeowners, recreationists, investors, insurers, or land developers.
Brian J. Enquist - Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona.
Jerry Murdock - Retired Managing Director and Co-Founder, Insight Venture Partners; Trustee, The Aspen Institute
Chris Lane - CEO, Aspen Center for Environmental Studies