I give presentations/teach about climate change and its impacts on Minnesota.
I have three main focuses in my presentations:
- Presenting the science of global warming and its implications for Minnesota in a comprehensive narrative that can be understood and processed by any member of the public.
- Discussing in meaningful detail the local impacts of climate change. While climate change is a global phenomenon the science has to be brought down to the local scale to understand its impacts.
- Building a convincing case for the need for urgent and meaningful action on climate change.
- Single session up to 90 minute talk on climate change and its potential impacts for Minnesota.
- Multi-session class (5-7+ hours) discussing the science of global climate, paleoclimate, climate models, projected impacts for Minnesota, and future actions.
If your group has a particular need not covered above please contact me. I would be happy to work with you to create a customized program.
If you are interested in having me give a talk please get in touch by email: email@example.com
Resources on this page
At the top of the page are links to:
- Upcoming Events: my upcoming talks and classes.
- Past Event Materials: a list of past presentations with links to presentation materials.
- Climate Resources: a collection of websites to keep you up-to-date on climate change science.
- Reading List: a list of articles on climate that I have found particularly insightful.
- Climate Action: for people interested in further action on climate change. MN Climate Action has a list of mostly Minnesotan groups working directly or indirectly for climate action as well as some citizen science opportunities to help collect weather or climate data. A Future Minnesota has a list of questions about what might have to change in a carbon-free future Minnesota.
My name is Sam Potter. I am a climate scientist currently living in the North Metro. I grew up in West Central Minnesota and went to undergrad at University of Minnesota, Morris. I received a PhD in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences from Princeton University and worked 1.5 years as a climate science postdoctoral researcher at the University of Washington.