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Bridge Lunch Break to discuss Michigan’s warming winters

Lunch Break March 28
Environment reporter Kelly House will be joined by experts on March 28 for a virtual discussion on how climate change is impacting Michigan’s environment and culture.
  • Freakishly warm winter with little snow or ice cover may be the norm in a generation or two 
  • Lunch Break discuss the cultural losses associated with warming winters in Michigan
  • Expert panelists will talk about environmental trends and their tangible impacts on Michiganders across the state 

Bridge Michigan invites readers to a free Zoom discussion from noon to 1 p.m. on March 28 about Michigan’s disappearing winters.

Warming winters are not only affecting the environment, but changing how Michigan lives, our hobbies and traditions. As temperatures continue to rise, Michiganders are adjusting to these new weather conditions.


Guest panelists will include Nancy Langston, distinguished professor of environmental history at Michigan Technological University, and Richard Rood, professor emeritus of climate and space science and engineering at the University of Michigan. Bridge environment reporter Kelly House will moderate the discussion. An additional panelist will be announced soon.

Participants can ask questions of our panelists via the Zoom chat feature throughout the event. Pull up a chair, grab your lunch and join us for this interactive discussion.

Please fill out our Lunch Break registration form to be sent a calendar invitation to the event, including the Zoom link. This registration form also includes an opportunity to submit questions for our reporters.

Bridge’s Lunch Break monthly series focuses on timely topics facing our state. Previous events have discussed spending of Michigan’s opioid settlement funds, the Democrats’ first year in the legislative majority, solutions to gun violence in Michigan, Michigan’s population crisis, youth mental health in Michigan and the legacy of the automotive industry on the state’s environment and economy.

How to join this live Zoom discussion

To be invited to participate in this hour-long discussion, please complete this form. We will send you the link via a Google Calendar invitation to your email inbox. You can also pre-submit your questions to our team on this form.


To learn more about how to join a Zoom meeting, watch this short video. Zoom is free to use, and you can use the video call function on your computer, tablet or phone, or you can call into the meeting using the conference line function.

Member support allows us to offer engagement opportunities like this Lunch Break series. To regularly receive advance notification of what our nonprofit newsroom is planning and receive member-exclusive benefits — such as free Bridge event tickets, copies of our bimonthly Bridge Culture Club selections and more — become a Bridge Club member today.  

We look forward to talking with you on Mar. 28. 

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