TIMING IS EVERYTHING:CLIMATE CHANGE IN WELLFLEET
Monday, August 19, 2013 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)
Forces of nature have sculpted Wellfleet for millennia. The Outer Cape accommodates to geological change. As the sea carves sand from the Great Beach to nourish Provincelands, and we redesign coastal parking and beach access. When "climate change" causes sea levels to rise and storms to intensify, Wellfleet will learn to adapt as never before in its more than 250 years as a home to humans. To do well in times of environmental turbulence, communities will shift pragmatically into new ways of living. The tools to do so exist today. Those who do not anticipate will suffer set backs and an inability to adapt. With foresight, investing in new systems can prepare us before disruption hits. This lecture explores how leading communities are doing so now. We live amidst a new chapter in humanity's relations with nature.
Prof. Nicholas A. Robinson has worked around the world for 40 years to develop effective environmental laws, through the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). He teaches at Pace Law School and Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and returned this spring to Wellfleet from consultations in Brazil, Demark, The Philippines and New Zealand.
This is the second in a series of lectures Professor Robinson has done at the Hall. All proceeds from this event benefit Wellfleet Preservation Hall.
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