Fort Ridgely State Park will host a discussion on climate change in Minnesota with DNR climatologist Kenneth Blumenfeld on Monday, Oct. 9.

Fort Ridgely State Park will host a discussion on climate change in Minnesota with Department of Natural Resources climatologist Kenneth Blumenfeld on Monday, Oct. 9. The program will begin at 7 p.m. at the upper picnic shelter.

“We often hear stories about devastating hurricanes in the southern U.S., or record-breaking heat waves and drought in California,” Blumenfeld said. “But Minnesotans are often left confused about what is happening right here. Our climate has shifted dramatically in the last several decades, but not necessarily in the way many people imagine.”

Blumenfeld’s presentation will give an overview of Minnesota’s most important ongoing climate trends as well as what the best available science says Minnesotans should expect in the years and decades ahead.

A vehicle permit ($7 for a one-day permit or $35 for a year-round permit) is required to enter the park.