Western Nevada College – Carson City
Friday, April 22 – 7 pm
Celebrate Earth Day with one of the world’s important climate scientists, Dr. Charles Goldman. He will speak about Lake Tahoe and a world water crisis from climate warming of inland waters.
The event is being sponsored by the Western Nevada College Foundation.
Charles R. Goldman is a Distinguished Professor of Limnology – Emeritus Department of Environmental Science and Policy UCD President, World Water and Climate Foundation who is known around the world.
â€œEarth Day helps to focus attention on the global decline of aquatic ecosystem integrity and water quality driven by climate change,â€ Goldman said. “I believe this is the most important environmental problem our civilization faces in this Century and beyond.”
Goldman’s decades of research has shown that our climate-based warming is a major driver of problems that are affecting aquatic systems from both severe droughts and serious flooding across the globe.
Like many of the world’s inland freshwaters, Lake Tahoe, the lifeblood of Northern Nevada, continues to warm and lose transparency. Watershed erosion and fine particulates from atmospheric deposition also cloud the water column. Invasions of exotic aquatic weeds, fish and the Asian clam further threaten the ecosystem function.
The synthesis of long-Â¬term data, new research technologies, exploratory research, adaptive management, and community outreach have so far been important in conserving Tahoe’s air and water quality by greatly slowing its decline , The lessons learned at Tahoe have already proved useful for the management of other aquatic resources.