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Kevin de León, Keynote at Tahoe South Operation Sierra Storm Meteorologist Conference
Jan. 9, 2017 (SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. / Nev.) – California State Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León, a leader of the state’s efforts to build a new, low-carbon economy, will be the keynote speaker at Tahoe South’s Operation Sierra Storm Meteorologist Conference, Jan. 10-13, 2017 (http://www.osstahoe.com).
Sen. de León, D-Los Angeles 24th District, is the first Latino elected President Pro Tem of the California State Senate in more than 130 years. Keynote speaker Sen. de León will discuss California’s role as an international leader in carbon emission reductions and national implications long-term economic, environmental and cultural impacts; impacts a new POTUS will have on policy, environmental initiatives and funding. He has set a bold agenda to combat climate change for all Californians and takes on challenging issues that strengthen the national reach of state’s policy-making.
Richard Somerville, professor emeritus, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego will also join the presentation to provide insights on President-elect Donald Trump’s climate change policy options and the impacts of COP 21 policy implementation.
The annual conference is made up of scientists, lawmakers and television meteorologists from major market network affiliates throughout the U.S.
A leading national weather conference Jan. 10-13, 2017, OSS is a cutting-edge meteorological forum and seminar for network television meteorologists from around the country. OSS features leading scientists and experts discussing newsworthy weather and science topics and provides ongoing education, networking, and live broadcasts opportunities.
The conference host, the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, invites the public to attend the complimentary presentation. RSVP are encouraged: http://www.evite.com
Harveys Lake Tahoe Convention Center
18 U.S. 50 Stateline, NV 89449
Thursday, January 12, 2017, at 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. The entire conference is January 10-13, 2017.
- Richard Somerville, presentation on climate change impacts, 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.; Q&A to follow
- Kevin de León, California State Sen. Pro Tem, 9:15 a.m.- 9:45 a.m.; Q&A to follow
While the conference presentations serve as on ongoing education/certification for the meteorologists, the LTVA has opened the keynote presentations to the public since 2013. Previous speakers have included Dr. Chris Field, a team leader of the 2007 Nobel Prize Winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; Dr. James E. Hansen, NASA Goddard Space Institute; and scientists and experts from Jet Propulsion Lab, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Weather Service and Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
The NWS endorsed conference will include presentations on hurricane monitoring and forecasting, extreme weather, disaster preparedness, and social media strategies.
Attendees for 2017 conference included representatives with The Weather Channel, as well as stations in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver, Sacramento, San Luis Obispo, Charlotte, Billings, and Reno.
About the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
Designated the “Best Ski Destination” by USA TODAY readers (2014), Tahoe South combines the distinctive appeal of two worlds: spectacular natural beauty and a modern tourism destination with an array of outdoor recreation, entertainment, nightlife, and gaming. That ageless splendor and an emerging economic diversity continue to define its inimitable personality. For information about lodging, recreation and family packages at Tahoe South, 1-800-AT-TAHOE (1-800-288-2463) or log onto www.TahoeSouth.com.