Climate Change Panel Oct. 25

Oct 14, 2021

Join three experts as Cal U hosts a discussion on climate change and climate activism.

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California University of Pennsylvania will present “Ask an Expert: Climate Change and Climate Activism” at 6 p.m. Oct. 25 in Duda Hall 103.

The presentation will be live via Zoom at

Dr. Carol Bocetti, a professor of biology at Cal U and endangered species specialist who investigates climate change impacts on populations, will moderate a discussion featuring three experts:

  • Chad Kauffman, a Cal U expert in synoptic meteorology and climatology;
  • Christopher Hoving, adaptation specialist for the state of Michigan;
  • Joylette Portlock, executive director of Sustainable Pittsburgh, a nonprofit organization working to advance sustainability policies and practices in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Kauffman will explain what “climate change” means; Hoving will discuss its biological and socio-economic impact and consequences; and Portlock will outline what young adults can do to be part of the solution.

The panel discussion is sponsored by the American Democracy Project at Cal U. As part of the organization’s mission to encourage civic engagement for Cal U students, a voter registration drive also will be held.