Upcoming 'Science on Tap' event will feature Professor Michael Loik

On November 18th, Professor Loik will deliver a talk titled "The Great California Drought of 2012-2015. Will El Niño Save Us.

November 02, 2015

Dr. Michael Loik

Dr. Michael Loik, Professor of Environmental Studies, UC Santa Cruz will speak on November 18th at 7:30pm at 'Science on Tap', the monthly “science café” in Santa Cruz held at the Crepe Place. Everyone is welcome to attend, not just scientists.

Professors Loik's incredibly timely talk is titled "The Great California Drought of 2012-2015. Will El Niño Save Us?"

Loik shares:

"The drought of 2012 – 2015 has been unprecedented in California’s history.  The Sierra Nevada snowpack of 2015 was the lowest in 500 years, and by summer 2015 California was in the midst of a 1-in-1200 year drought. Record-low rainfall, minimal Sierra Nevada snow pack, reduced runoff, and massive reductions in reservoir storage triggered widespread drought adaptation measures for one of the world’s largest economies. In this talk, I will describe what caused the Great California Drought, demonstrate some of its environmental consequences, and discuss the latest information on whether the current El Niño conditions in the tropical Pacific Ocean will provide some relief in the form of a wet winter."

Event info:
Who: Everyone! Not just scientists!
When: Wednesday, November 18th at 7:30 pm
Where: Outdoor patio at The Crepe Place (1134 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz).
Make sure to make reservations & dress warm!