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Climatologist Mark Seeley will be presenting on the science of climate change in Minnesota September 10th at 5:00 PM

September 9, 2015Megan ButlerEvents, NewsComments Off on Climatologist Mark Seeley will be presenting on the science of climate change in Minnesota September 10th at 5:00 PM


University of Minnesota Professor and Extension Climatologist Mark Seeley will be giving a presentation entitled “Climate Change in Our Own Backyards:  A Look at What’s Happening in Minnesota” on the science of climate change in Minnesota this Thursday September 10th at 5:00PM.

The presentation will be hosted by the Climate Change and Energy Law, Science and Policy course taught by Energy Transition Lab Executive Director Ellen Anderson and State Representative Melissa Hortman.

The lecture is open to the public and will be held in Anderson Hall 330 on the University of Minnesota’s West Bank. There is space for 50 additional participants in the classroom. However, the presentation will take place as a regular class meeting and available seating will prioritize enrolled students. 


Photo Credit: Eli Sagor (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Mark Seeley is a professor in the Department of Soil, Water, and Climate, where he has worked since 1978. He has done weekly commentary for Minnesota Public Radio and written the weekly newsletter “Minnesota WeatherTalk” since 1992. His extension educational programs relate weather/climate impacts to Minnesota agriculture, transportation, energy, tourism, and natural resources. Mark edited a successful series of children’s books called the “Amazing Science Series” and has published two books about Minnesota’s weather and climate. He has been awarded the Sigma Xi Science Communication and Education Award, the Mn/DOT Research Partnership Award for his work with the deployment of living snow fences, the Extension Director’s Award for Distinguished Faculty, and most recently the University of Minnesota President’s Award for Outstanding Service.


The classroom is located in Anderson Hall Room Number 330 located at 257 19th Ave SE in Minneapolis, MN on the University of Minnesota’s West Bank.

Public Transit:  Anderson hall can be reached from the UMN campus connector and the light rail’s Green Line. In addition metro transit routes  23,  7 and 22 all stop on the West Bank.

Parking:  The nearest available parking is located at: 21st Avenue Ramp 400 21st Avenue S Minneapolis, MN 55455 or 19th Avenue Ramp 300 19th Avenue S.

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The Energy Transition Lab is a strategic initiative of the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment in partnership with the Law School.
Funding for the Energy Transition Lab is primarily provided by the Institute on the Environment. Other funders include McKnight Foundation, Energy Foundation, Carolyn Foundation, US Department of Energy, Wind Energy Foundation and the University of California Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute. Support for energy storage work is provided by the Minneapolis Foundation, Great River Energy, Mortenson Construction, AES Corporation, Next Era Energy Resources, and General Electric. Funders have no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of any manuscript.