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Climate researcher to present at Stark State College on climate change status, choices in Ohio

(North Canton, OH – Nov. 15, 2019) –  More than 60% of the American public believe we must take action to address the global climate crisis.

Kip Gardner, a former climate change researcher and current adjunct biology instructor at Stark State College, will address “The Climate Crisis in Ohio: What’s happening now? What are our choices?” in an hour-long presentation on Nov. 21 at 4 p.m. in M101 of the Business and Entrepreneurial Center on Stark State’s main campus at 6200 Frank Ave. NW, North Canton.

Gardner will focus on what we already know about climate crisis in Ohio, covering the basics of why climate change is happening, why it’s a global problem, and what’s likely to happen in the future. He’ll also point out potential responses to the address the crisis, including actions to strengthen and diversify Ohio’s economy and create necessary, good-paying and sustainable jobs for Ohio’s citizens.

Gardner has been an adjunct faculty member of Stark State’s biology department since 2011 and was the recipient of the college’s Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award for 2019.  He spent 10 years doing climate change research in the Department of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.  Along with teaching at Stark State and the University of Mount Union, he owns and operates a small organic farm in Minerva.

The presentation is part of The Climate Reality Project, dedicated to catalyzing a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society. For more information, go to

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