USU’s Science Unwrapped explores economics of climate change April 29

LOGAN – When we think of climate change, we often think of climate’s effects on the environment. But how does climate change impact our economy?Environmental economist Arthur Caplan, associate professor in Utah State University’s Department of Applied Economics, addresses this question and more at the Friday, April 29th Science Unwrapped presentation, “Economics of Climate Change 101.”The free event, hosted by USU’s College of Science, begins at 7 p.m. in the Emert Auditorium, Room 130, of the Eccles Science Learning Center. Inquiring minds of all ages are welcome.Caplan’s presentation is followed by a variety of learning activities, including a screening of the short documentary “Wind Uprising.” The 30-minute film, produced by USU faculty members Cathy Hartman and Edwin Stafford and narrated by former senator Jake Garn, chronicles the four-year challenge to develop Utah’s Spanish Fork Wind Project.The presentation is the final event of Science Unwrapped’s spring Climate Series. Science Unwrapped resumes in fall 2011.For more information, call 435-797-3517, visit the or visit ‘Science Unwrapped at USU’ on Facebook.

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