Climate Change in Wells, Maine
Explore climate change in a local context, with a focus on Wells, Maine.
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- Cost: Free
OnlineThis event is handicap accessible
The global climate is changing. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), global temperatures are warming, mostly because of greenhouse gases like CO2. Energy production and consumption, especially the burning of fossil fuels, are the largest global sources of greenhouse gases. What does this mean for coastal areas like Wells, Maine? Risks to infrastructure, ecosystems, and human health are increasing. Increased temperatures, extreme weather events, and sea level rise can have wide-ranging and long-term consequences. In these four weekly hour-long sessions, we’ll talk about what is happening locally, some ideas on what actions you can take to reduce these risks, and some additional resources to learn more.
Participation in all four weekly sessions (March 4, 11, 18, and 25) is encouraged and ideal, but not required.
About the Presenter
Dr. Linda Stathoplos received her Ph.D. in Oceanography from the Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, in 1989. She worked for NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) in Maryland for most of her career. She retired from NOAA in 2017, and now consults for Earth Resources Technology, Inc. She lives in Wells, Maine, with her husband, John Lillibridge, who is also a NOAA retiree.