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Policy Pub: The Hots Are Getting Hotter

Hot enough for you? Get ready for more sweaty!

As Policy Pub returns for three new sessions in fall 2019, we kick off with an examination into rising temperatures and what Tallahassee residents can expect from future weather forecasts.

James Elsner, chair of the FSU Department of Geography and a nationally cited expert on climate change, storms and their impact on communities, gets the fall series rolling with “The Hots Are Getting Hotter: More Extreme Heat in Tallahassee.”

Elsner will present evidence that extremely hot days and hot nights are becoming more common in Tallahassee. After his brief talk, the floor will open to all attendees for a lively conversation about the issue – in the air-conditioned comfort of one of the city’s most popular eateries!

Weather is always a topic on everyone’s mind, especially at the height of the hurricane season, and Elsner is the perfect expert for these times. He is the author of more than 150 research articles and books, primarily on climatology, and is frequently featured in articles and broadcasts about climate change and the increasing intensity of storms.

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Policy Pubs take place in the relaxed, informal atmosphere in the bar area of one of the city's most popular restaurants.

Pub attendees listen to brief, plain-language talks about such topics as politics, economics, the environment, and more. Then they ask questions and engage in friendly dialogue. It’s fun, social, interactive, and highly informative.

Because these events are very well attended, the public is encouraged to arrive early to get a convenient parking spot and a good table inside.


Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Backwoods Bistro 401 E. Tennessee St., Downtown Tallahassee

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Lecture, Presentations, Speakers & Lectures, Free to the Public

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Colleges, College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, Social Sciences and Public Policy




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Christina Crotty

Christina Crotty left a positive review 9/16/2019

Great Presentation. The venue was packed. Can't wait for the next one!