Climate Change and the Impacts on the Southwest

Flagstaff lead Meteorologist, Darren McCollum presents: “Climate Change and the Impacts on the Southwest. This community event is free to the public and will be at the Camp Verde Community Library, 130 Black Bridge Rd from 11am-1pm.

Please join us for this presentation by Flagstaff Meteorologist Darren McCollum. The program will give a brief overview on climate related impacts being observed globally and nationally. It will explore why it is that human activities are changing the climate of our planet. Darren McCollum will present results from the National Climate Assessment including what changes are being observed in the southwest U.S./Arizona as well as predicted changes for the rest of this century. This presentation will shine the light on how climate change is a local issue. With this knowledge, we can better understand why we, as individuals need to begin to get involved, make personal changes and sacrifices to safeguard our community and begin to mitigate the negative impact of climate change in the southwest.

Darren McCollum received a Master of Science degree in Meteorology from the University of Oklahoma focusing on the severe weather patterns of the monsoon and Gulf of California moisture surges that are so important to an active monsoon thunderstorm environment. For two years he served as a Research Associate at the National Severe Storms Laboratory with a continued focus on the Arizona monsoon. From 1994-1998 he worked as an Intern at the National Weather Service in Tucson, and since 1998 he has been with the National Weather Service in Flagstaff, initially as Journey Forecaster, and, since 1999 as Lead Forecaster/Meteorologist.

NAZCCA is a 501c3 non-profit, non-partisan, non-electoral grassroots organization. NAZCCA strives to invite and inspire people to step up and take action through education and empowerment addressing climate change at a local level of engagement. For more information visit our website at NAZCCA.ORG