Tahoe South Press Releases
Tahoe Weather Conference Features Nobel Prize Team Author, International Climate Change Expert
Jan. 3, 2014 (Stateline, Nev.) – Dr. William Collins, an internationally recognized climate change scientist and a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, will be the keynote speaker at Tahoe South’s Operation Sierra Storm Meteorologist’s Conference, Jan. 8-10, 2014 (http://www.osstahoe.com.).
The IPCC shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former Vice President Al Gore. Collins, a senior scientist and climate sciences department head at University of California, Berkeley, is a lead author of the IPCC's upcoming Fifth Assessment, the scientific community’s report on the latest climate change findings. His presentation Friday, Jan. 10, at 9 a.m. at Harveys Cabaret Theater is open to the public courtesy of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, the conference sponsor.
Operation Sierra Storm, Television Meteorologist Conference at Tahoe South
Renowned experts addressing topical weather news:
Dr. Duane Waliser, chief scientist of the Earth Science and Technology Directorate at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. Research on weather patterns to forecast major winter storms and atmospheric rivers three to four weeks out.
Virgil Welch, special counsel California Air Resources Board. National study on creating more efficient, low-carbon and environmentally beneficial transportation systems.
Julie Regan, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, external affairs chief. Climate change impacts on skiing’s future and area’s leadership role as a national model.
Jeff Piotrowski, an Emmy Award winning storm chaser who has filmed more than 800 tornadoes in his 30 years and licenses his weather footage for documentaries featured on The Discovery Channel, National Geographic, The Learning Channel, The History Channel and The Weather Channel. (Presenting at Wednesday evening’s Welcome Reception, 8 p.m., Jan. 8 at Harveys, Kitchen 19.)
Collins and Welch’s presentation will be open to the public Friday, Jan. 10 at Harveys Lake Tahoe. Welch will speak from 7:45 – 8:45 a.m. and Collins from 9 – 10 a.m. with Q&A to follow. Waliser and Regan’s presentation are Thursday, Jan. 9 at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel. Speakers’ biographies: www.osstahoe.com.
South Lake Tahoe, Calif./Stateline, Nev.
Jan. 9-10, 2014 – Interviews available following presentations.
Media on assignment are welcome to attend all presentations. For interview arrangements, accommodations and logistics, please contact:
Jenn Boyd, [email protected], 702-278-1932 cell
Phil Weidinger, [email protected], 775-815-3993 cell
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 toward health and wellness, green business practices and sustainability 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.