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This event is postponed due to the storm and will now take place on October 3. We hope you'll join us then!

“Hurricanes in Midcoast Maine: Past, Present, & Future” with Kerry Emanuel (Camden Talks Climate)

Thursday, April 4 @ 6:30 pm 7:30 pm

Falmouth Hurricane

The Camden Public Library will host another event in the Camden Talks Climate series cosponsored by the town of Camden and CamdenCAN (Climate Action Now) on Thursday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the Picker Room and on Zoom. This program is also a part of our Maritime Month series this April.

Dr. Kerry Emanuel, emeritus professor of atmospheric science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will present on the long and interesting history of hurricanes that have affected Maine. Emanuel will also talk about recent scientific advances that show us how hurricane risk is changing in midcoast Maine, as well as destructive winter storms that have plagued us in recent times.

This is a hybrid program and will take place in person at the library as well as on Zoom. To attend virtually, register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sRKcyLKoRdCs8_oOSbZurA

Dr. Kerry Emanuel is the Cecil and Ida Green emeritus professor of atmospheric science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was on the faculty from 1981 to 2022. His specialty is hurricane physics and he was the first to investigate how long-term climate change might affect hurricane activity.

Emanuel is the author or co-author of over 300 peer-reviewed scientific papers, and three books, including Divine Wind: The History and Science of Hurricanes, published by Oxford University Press and aimed at a general audience, and What We Know about Climate Change, published by the MIT Press and now in its third edition. He was a co-founder and co-director of MIT’s Lorenz Center, a climate think tank devoted to basic, curiosity-driven climate research.

CamdenCAN (ClimateActionNow) is a citizen-led organization committed to reducing Camden’s contribution to climate change through local action, education, advocacy, and resources. We help our community take advantage of climate solutions with actionable steps. Together we CAN make a difference. Visit camdencan.org to learn more and sign up for the newsletter.

The Camden Public Library carries on its Maritime Month tradition this April by featuring a month-long exhibit, “Jim Moore: Midcoast Correspondent,” from the Penobscot Marine Museum and hosting a series of themed programs. Join us in celebrating our maritime heritage!