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Planet Earth — Climate Change

  • Black Acre Brewing Production Facility 5529 Bonna Avenue Indianapolis, IN, 46219 United States

Like it or not, it’s getting warmer. How will this change when and where extreme weather events like tornadoes happen? How will disease-carrying insects like mosquitoes move with changing climate? Join us while we talk about what we are learning about the risk of extreme weather and disease in our changing climate.

 

Hurricanes, tornadoes and climate change

Will global warming make hurricanes stronger or weaker? Will tornadoes become more frequent? How else might "extreme" weather change? Extreme weather events can have major impacts on your every day life and on society as a whole, in part because these events are infrequent and so we are not accustomed to dealing with them. But their rarity also means there is much less historical data available to evaluate how they may change in the future. How can Science help us solve this problem?

 

Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases — what is our public health forecast?

We are entering an era in which our ability to control mosquito-borne diseases such as Zika, dengue and malaria is threatened by increasingly widespread drug and insecticide resistance. Join the discussion as Dr. Hill considers the global threat of mosquito-borne infectious disease epidemics, showcases some exciting new technologies for mosquito control and explores the tricky concept of mosquito elimination.

Black Acre Brewing Company is a cornerstone of East Indy culture. They are a favorite partner because of their love of science and excellence in brewing. We will be talking science among the active fermenters and brightening tanks that bring us our Black Acre favorites. Cold brews will be available for purchase. Feel free to bring in food if you’re hungry from the nearby Jockamo’s Pizza or The Mug (just across the street -- try the tenderloin). Grab a pick-me-up on the way at Coal Yard Coffee right on Bonna Ave (NOT THE TAPROOM) in front of the facility before the event. Doors at 6:30, event starts at 7. 5529 Bonna Ave -- look for our signs and traffic director on Bonna.

taste of science Indianapolis is brought to you by Central Indiana Science Outreach in coordination with the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites

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