Date: February 2, 2012
Burlington, VT. Amy Seidl, ecologist and author, will speak to the Greater Burlington community at the Fletcher Free Library on February 8, 2012 at 7:00 pm. Seidl’s lecture will focus on her most recent book,Finding Higher Ground: Adaptation in the Age of Warming, and discuss how we can increase our capacity for resilience in the face of climate change, drawing on examples ranging from Vermont communities to the natural world. In tandem with Seidl’s lecture, Burlington city officials will be participating in a series of workshops on climate adaptation and planning with Rhett Lamb, Planning Director for the city of Keene, New Hampshire.
The devastation following Irene focused attention on the urgency for adapting to a changing climate, as scientists warn that increasingly frequent and violent storms and weather events will be among the effects of climate change. As the City of Burlington and local universities work to develop their Climate Action Plans, opportunities for citizen education and dialogue are increasingly important.
Finding Higher Ground evaluates current climate science and introduces proactive solutions to oncoming changes the planet will face with climate change. The book combines accessible and in-depth science with the author’s personal narrative about the warming world, and features stories of adaptation that human and natural communities are already beginning to make. “While mitigating climate change is essential,” she writes, “adapting to and through centuries of warming is paramount.”
Seidl will speak in the Fletcher Room at the Fletcher Free Library, 235 College Street, Burlington, VT from 7-8:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public. For More Information…Tweet