Pomona College Professor to speak at Lee Vining Climate Seminar
On June 14, author and W.M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis Char Miller will be presenting at the 3rd Annual Lee Vining Climate Seminar about water, climate, and sustainability issues that concern locals as well as California as a whole.
Miller will give the same presentation at the Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua on Friday, June 15.
Miller says that his presentation, titled Watershed Commonwealth, will focus on “the way in which the current droughts that are [afflicting] different parts of the West … are connected to and exacerbated by climate change.”
Miller believes that, to survive the drought that California is experiencing and will likely continue to experience in the future, we need to change the way water is sourced and used. For example, climate change will cause the high mountains to receive more rain and less snow. How do we adapt to that, when for hundreds of years we have been reliant on the slow release of fresh water from the Sierra snowpack? This is just one of the questions Miller hopes to answer.