February 21 Climate Change Task Force Meeting
The February 21 Quarterly Climate Change Task Force Meeting featured guest speaker Professor Kenneth Broad, University of Miami, Rosenthial School of Marine and Atmospheric Science who provided an insightful presentation, 'Climate, Weather and the Challenge of Risk Management'. Katie Carpenter, a communication consultant with the Yale Cultural Cognition Project followed with a presentation focusing on 'Communication on Climate'. Updates were provided from Broward County staff by Armando Linares reporting on the U.S. DOE SunShot Rooftop Solar Challenge; Dr. Nancy Gassman introducing a new initiative that will be a project linkked to the Climate Change Task Force, 'Community Energy Strategic Planning'. Elissa Taylor talked about the new E-Permitting on-line system which will provide improved customer service for contrators and greatly speed up the process. Finally, Dr. Jennifer Jurado talked about the December 2012 Fourth Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit held in Jupiter and finally Jim Murley, Executive Director, Southeast Florida Regional Planning Council gave an update of recent activities of the Seven50 Initiative.
The next meeting of the Climate Change Task Force will be held on May 16 at 1:30 p.m. at the West Regional Library - Multi-Purpose Room, 8601 W. Broward Blvd. in Plantation.
Climate Change Element (CCE) / Land Use Plan (LUP)
The Broward County Commission passed the Climate Change Element into the Broward County Comprehensive Plan and also the Land Use Plan and Priority Planning Areas Map Amendments. Climate change concerns and mitigation / adaptation strategies are now incorporated into the Broward County planning process. More...
Just Released in English and Spanish: Climate Literacy-The Essential Principles of Climate Science Guide
Climate Literacy-The Essential Principles of Climate Science Guide by U.S. Global Change Research Program presents important information for individuals and communities to understand Earth's climate, impacts of climate change, and approaches for adapting and mitigating change. Principles in the guide can serve as discussion starters or launching points for scientific inquiry. The guide can also serve educators who teach climate science as part of their science curricula. This publication was made available in English and Spanish language.