Please join us for a fascinating presentation about current efforts and technologies used to mitigate the effects of climate change. The talk will feature Dr. Kelton McMahon, Assistant Professor and Coastal Institute Senior Fellow at URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography. This event is sponsored by the William H. Donner Foundation, Inc., and is an annual talk hosted by the Aquidneck Land Trust.
Event Synopsis: We are in an era of rapid climatic change, fueled by the rising greenhouse gasses at rates unprecedented in human history. Efforts are underway to adapt to the effects of this climate change as agriculturists respond to droughts and wildfires, regional fisheries shift to newly arrived species, and tropical island nations relocate from sea level rise. Yet also underway is a massive international effort to mitigate future disasters through current and emerging technologies aimed to decrease greenhouse gas emissions and improve the long term sustainability of our relationship with the World around us. This talk will give a brief overview of the modern climate change, discuss the future we are preparing for, and hopefully give hope for the future we want to create.
Please register here for this free event. Questions? Call us at 401-849-2799.