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A Call to Climate Action: Book launch and talk with UMN climate scientist Dr. Heidi Roop

March 28, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


About the Event

As more focus is put on climate science, there is a need for each of us to learn how we can change our habits in our home, communities, and government to help mitigate the existential threat of climate change. Join us for the launch of UMN climate scientist Dr. Heidi Roop’s new book, The Climate Action Handbook. This visually stunning guide addresses climate change using easy-to-understand language and infographics and offers ideas, options, a roadmap for action – and more importantly, hope.

During a talk followed by Q&A, Dr. Roop will lay out the issues facing our planet and offer important actions that we can take right now in our daily lives to help slow the adverse effects of climate change.

Doors open at 6p.m. and include an opportunity to visit Snow: Tiny Crystals, Global Impact, an interactive exhibition about the nature and wonder of snow and the impact of climate change on our snowy planet. Dr. Roop’s talk will begin at 7p.m., followed by Q&A and book signing.

Books will be available for purchase on-site starting at 6p.m.


About the Climate Action Handbook
This must-have book shows us WHY we need to take action now to combat climate change and then, critically, HOW, through easy-to-understand language and stunning infographics that offer each of us varied and doable solutions to the overwhelming challenges facing our planet.


About the speaker
Dr. Heidi Roop is the Director of the University of Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership and an Assistant Professor of Climate Science and Extension Specialist at the University of Minnesota. She also serves as the Director for Knowledge Transfer for the NSF-funded COLDEX Science and Technology Center. Her research and Extension programs combine cutting-edge climate science and effective science communication to increase the use and integration of climate change information in decision-making at a range of scales—from city and state to national and international levels. Her climate science research takes her around the world from Antarctica to California to the shores of Lake Superior. Her recent science communication efforts were focused on her book, The Climate Action Handbook, which outlines in a highly visual format, everyday ways we can contribute to collective and individual climate solutions.  In addition to her appointments at the University of Minnesota, she also is an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington and serves as expert advisor to a range of organizations and agencies as they seek to build resilience to climate change.

To participate, register on Eventbrite. This is an in-person event at the Bell Museum.

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Bell Museum of Natural History
2088 Larpenteur Ave W
St Paul, MN 55113 United States
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