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Isanti County Master Gardener Speaker Series: Our Changing Climate & Gardening Implications

Dr. Mark Seeley presents Our Changing Climate & Gardening Implications

In recent decades there has been increasing recognition by scientists that the climate is showing several distinct trends. In our own Great Lakes Region there are measurable changes going on including warmer temperatures, higher frequency of tropical-like dew points and an overall increase in variability of precipitation and other hydrologic features. These climate trends are clearly linked to visible consequences in the landscape. These changes in climate are important for us to understand and adapt to effectively, especially in our agricultural and horticultural practices.

About our speaker

As Extension Climatologist and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Soil, Water, and Climate at the University of Minnesota from 1978 until his retirement in 2018 Dr. Mark Seeley managed the Weather and Climate Education Program, as well as doing research and teaching. He has served as a weekly commentator on MPR’s “Morning Edition” and written the weekly newsletter “Minnesota WeatherTalk” since 1992.  He is author of Minnesota Weather Almanac and co-author (with Don Breneman) of Voyageur Skies: Weather and the Wilderness in Minnesota’s National Park, an award-winning book about the state’s only national park.  


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