Explore the realities of Maine’s changing climate with Esperanza Stancioff and Ivan Fernandez at 7:00pm on Tuesday, May 15th at the Camden Public Library. This presentation will focus on how changes in the patterns of our weather are altering the lives of Maine people today and will continue to do so in the future. Accelerating rates of change in our chemical and physical climate are a reality of the 21st century, and will persist throughout the lifetimes of everyone alive on the planet today. The speakers will share information from a recent assessment of Maine’s climate future, insights on how these changes influence various sectors of Maine’s economy and the lives of Maine citizens, and how we can take steps to shape the best future outcomes for ourselves and the generations to come.
About the Speakers:
Esperanza is an Associate Extension Professor in the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Sea Grant. Her work focuses on climate change adaptation and designing and implementing applied research and educational programs for high-priority areas in marine and coastal ecosystems. Stancioff’s projects include a number of adaptation efforts focused on reducing climate-related impacts, as well as the development and coordination of state, regional, and national networks.
Ivan J. Fernandez is Professor in the School of Forest Resources, Climate Change
Institute, and School of Food and Agriculture at the University of Maine. He has served on various U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board committees in Washington DC since 2000 and currently chairs a panel of the EPA Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC). Fernandez also represents the University of Maine in the USDA Northeast Climate Hub.
Coastal Mountains Land Trust has worked since 1986 to permanently conserve land to benefit the natural and human communities of the western Penobscot Bay. The Land Trust has protected over 10,000 acres, offering 45 miles of trails for public recreation.