Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center at Arkansas Tech University has planned a panel discussion related to the NOVA for PBS documentary "Decoding the Weather Machine."
The conversation will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, in room 300A of the library, 305 West Q Street in Russellville. The event is free and open to the public.
Scheduled panelists are Dr. Bob Allen, environmentalist and professor emeritus of chemistry at ATU; Andy Barrett, alternative energy solutions professional; Pat Ford, local farmer; and Dr. Caroline Hackerott, assistant professor of emergency management at ATU.
"Decoding the Weather Machine" examines how scientists research changing weather and climate patterns on Earth.
Through that lens, the panelists at the ATU event will discuss how climate change could affect agriculture in Arkansas, how emergency managers are preparing for and responding to an increase in the severity and quantity of natural disasters and how environmentally-friendly energy solutions can alleviate damage to the balance of life on Earth.