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Community and Climate: Responding to Our Warming World

This hybrid Argonne OutLoud Public Lecture starts at 6:45 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for onsite attendees interested in meeting CROCUS scientists and researchers and learning more about their efforts.

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Climate change isn’t just about the melting polar ice caps. Historic flooding, record-breaking heat waves and an increase in air quality alerts show that climate change is affecting all of us – in and around our own homes. And as winter approaches, the warmer temperatures will result in additional, adverse effects.

Yet, despite its global reach, not everyone experiences climate change in the same way. Disinvested, under-resourced communities often suffer the worst effects.

In this installment of Argonne’s OutLoud Public Lecture Series, community leaders, researchers and lead scientists from CROCUS (Community Research on Climate and Urban Science) will discuss what climate change looks like in Chicago today and what these conditions can tell us about the future. They will also explore what work we can do now to bring about better outcomes for communities, the city, the region, and other urban areas around the country and world. 

CROCUS is an Urban Integrated Field Laboratory led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory in partnership with academic and community organizations, and civic and industry champions.

Join us for this event that will showcase the powerful collaboration between community and science to create communities resilient to the effects of climate change.

Featured Speakers

Max Berkelhammer
CROCUS Lead Principal Investigator
University of Illinois at Chicago

Ralph Cintrón
CROCUS Community Partner
Puerto Rican Agenda, Climate Change Committee

Scott Collis
CROCUS Measurement Lead
Argonne National Laboratory

Rao Kotamarthi
CROCUS Deputy Project Director
Argonne National Laboratory

Cristina Negri, Moderator
CROCUS Project Director and Lead Principal Investigator
Argonne National Laboratory

Event Details

This is a hybrid event. You can attend in person or online.

Agenda (all times Central)

6:00 p.m.  (in-person only) Doors open for exhibition/interaction with community leaders, researchers and scientists

6:40 p.m.  (virtual only) Online attendees will be given a virtual tour of the instrumentation and hear from community leaders involved in CROCUS.

6:45 p.m.  OutLoud program begins

7:45 p.m.  Q&A with panelists

8:00 p.m.  Program concludes

Registration Deadlines

In-person: Friday, November 24
Virtual: Wednesday, November 29