MT Community Development Specialist Update
We are happy to be sponsoring along with numerous partners, a day-long event titled "Climate Change, Now What? Creating a Sustainable Future, Today." The event will feature a lecture by physicist Dr. Rob Davies of the Utah Climate Center who will discuss how the climate crisis is changing our world today at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, in Inspiration Hall in Montana State University's Norm Asbjornson Hall. The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion with Patrick Holmes, policy adviser for natural resources in the Office of the Governor; Bozeman City Commissioner Terry Cunningham; Dan Stevenson, associate vice president for MSU University Services; and Termaine Awanaakii (Rattle Woman), climate change coordinator for the Blackfeet Tribe. There will also be a Master Class with Dr. Davies starting at 3:30pm and then tabling and bites before the lecture. You can access more info about the entire event (including details about the live stream and recording) and also read the MSU Press Release.
Reports & Resources
Women Make Gains in the Workplace Amid a Rising Demand for Skilled Workers
A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences charts a worrying global shift towards more-sprawling and less-hooked-up street networks over time. In their interactive online Global Sprawl Map, the bluer the area, the more compact its streets tend to be. The redder, the more sprawling.
We read a lot about the problems of delivering healthcare in rural America. Michael Ollove at Stateline, the news service of Pew Charitable Trusts, investigates some of the solutions. Ollove's report is the closest thing we've seen to a comprehensive report on state initiatives to address rural healthcare deficiencies like lack of access, poorer overall health, and insufficient numbers of healthcare providers.
Global annual greenhouse gas emissions have grown 41% since 1990, and they are still climbing. While emissions dipped notably in 2016, recent data suggests that carbon dioxide emissions rose each year since then.
When Hurricanes Katrina and Rita swept through Louisiana in 2005, cities like Houston, Dallas, and Baton Rouge took in hundreds of thousands of displaced residents--many of whom eventually stayed in those cities a year later. Where evacuees have moved since hasn't been closely tracked, but data from those initial relocations are helping researchers predict how sea level rise might drive migration patterns in the future.
Feb. 12, 2020
4:00pm to 5:00pm, MST
Inspiration Hall (NAH 201)
February 13-14, 2020
Fairmont Hot Springs, MT
Feb. 19, 2020
7:00pm to 8:00pm, MST
Strand Union Building, Procrastinator Theater
March 31, 2020, Deadline for Proposals from potential contributors
Submit your abstracts to Patsy Kraeger
Deadline: March 11, 2020
Funder: Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development
Deadline: March 15, 2020
Funder: SFC Charitable Foundation
Deadline: April 09, 2020
Funder: Agency for International Development
Feb. 3, 2020 Snopes
Feb. 3, 2020 CNN
Feb. 4, 2020 CNN
Feb. 2, 2020 Missoulian
Feb. 3, 2020 Missoula Current
Feb. 4, 2020 KPAX
MSU Extension - Community Development