How is climate change impacting the Hudson Valley? Will warming influence the quality of regional resources, human health, or the local economy? What role can citizens and municipal officials play?
Geared toward municipal officials and concerned citizens, the forum will provide attendees with insight into how climate change is influencing freshwater resources, agricultural productivity, forest composition, human health, and the economy. A moderated panel discussion will focus on local resources.
Attending this forum may qualify towards three hours of New York State required municipal training credit. Certificates for full participation will be available at the end of the session.
Speakers will include: Bill Schlesinger of the Cary Institute (The Science Behind Climate Change), Susan Riha of Cornell University (Managing Water Resources as Climate Changes), Gary Lovett of the Cary Institute (Climate Impacts on Forests), David Wolfe of Cornell University (Farming Success in a Changing Climate), Perry Sheffield of Mount Sinai (Climate Change and Human Health), Eban Goodstein of Bard College (Economic and Policy Impacts of Climate Change), and Allison Chatrchyan of Cornell Cooperative Extension (Interactive Panel Discussion: Responding to Climate Change at the Local Level).
Free and open to the public, the event will be held in the Cary Institute's auditorium, located at 2801 Sharon Turnpike (Rte. 44) in Millbrook, New York.
GPS Coordinates: 41.789643,-73.723997
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Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
A not-for-profit environmental research and education organization. Focal areas include air and water pollution, climate change, invasive species, and the ecological dimensions of infectious disease.
Parts of the 2,000 acre research campus have been reserved for public education and enjoyment including hiking trails and internal roadways.