Distinguished members of the climate scientific community will join forces with the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Tour at the Bankhead Theater at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 24.

During a panel moderated by Dan Linehan, climate scientists Dr. Mark Zelinka, Dr. Philip Cameron-Smith, and Dr. Celine Bonfils will discuss the rapidly changing climate around us and how, for over decades, evidence and understanding has continued to grow and identify humans as the cause.

Dr. Zelinka focuses on Earth’s climate sensitivity; Dr. Cameron-Smith focuses on interactions between atmospheric chemistry, the biosphere, and climate; and Dr. Bonfils focuses on detection and attribution of climate change. All three have contributed to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment reports, like the one that won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Dan Linehan is an author, multimedia science writer, editor, and climate educator.

Following the panel Dr. Roger Aines, a chief scientist for energy programs, will give a presentation providing insight into a new carbon initiative that focuses on using technology and innovation to reduce atmospheric carbon, such as the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2). Carbon capture, storage, and recycling are keys to addressing how the economy will deal with carbon in the future.

Visit trivalleycce.org/speaker-spotlight for more information about the speakers. Both the panel and presentation are included with the purchase of admission to the film festival. Ticket prices run from $8 to $25.

Tickets are available through the Bankhead Box Office, lvpac.org, 925-373-6800. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour and Eco-Fest are brought to you by Tri-Valley Citizens’ Climate Education, trivalleycce.org.