Wednesday, May 17, 2023
7:00 p.m.– 8:30 p.m. EDT
Leelanau Township Library
119 E Nagonaba St
Northport, MI 49670
"Climate Change as of 2023: Simple, Serious, Solvable," will be a verifiable fact-based look at the scientific state of the issues and impacts involved in climate change, localized in many ways to Michigan. Together with retired meteorologist Chris Edwards, attendees will explore a range of ideas to address the significant challenges we face, including what each of us can do.
Chris Edwards began his career as a forecaster in the U.S. Air Force. He was then one of the first meteorologists with The Weather Channel in Atlanta, before moving on to forecast at WISN-TV in Milwaukee, and KYW- TV in Philadelphia. He began carefully studying and reporting on "global warming" in 1987.
Edwards was the Chief Meteorologist at WJBK-TV/FOX2 Detroit before leaving in 2004 to spend more time with his family and to start his own business teaching weather science. In 2011, he joined WXYZ-TV as a multi-media meteorologist, where he worked until December of 2018.
He was honored with 3 Emmy awards, for environmental reporting and weathercasting, as well as recognition from the Michigan Chapter of the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences for Best Weathercast in 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004.
As a retired TV meteorologist, he now enjoys part-time work at the University of Michigan, where he collaborated with Professor Richard Rood to produce a video on climate change. Edwards also serves as the Climate Change Specialist for the city of Detroit, and regularly gives climate change presentations to a variety of organizations.