The Idaho Climate Summit starts Thursday and for the first time, a climate summit event will be held in Pocatello.
It’s a two-day event that focuses on climate change and its various effects to the state of Idaho, and to those who live in the state.
It will answer questions, provide suggestions and ideas on how to be proactive and safely adapt to climate change.
Colden Baxter, an ecology professor at Idaho State University, said this will be very beneficial to have the event locally and it will be a great, informative conversation for those who attend. He said it will present a great learning environment for climate change and what effects it has on human nature, the economy and the landscape.
“Examples include extreme drought and wildfires and all of their various consequences right?” Baxter said. “So this is an opportunity to come together and both identify what those challenges are and also draw on the creativity and innovation of the broader community. Not just scientists but the broader community of the state of Idaho to generate potential solutions.”
The summit goes on Thursday, Nov. 16 and Friday, Nov. 17. It begins at 8:30 a.m. and there are various speakers and events throughout the day both days. There is a $29 registration fee, which includes lunch, snacks and as many events as you would like to attend. You can register day of. To see a schedule, or to learn more about the summit, visit its website here.