Pennsylvania: A keystone in the fight against climate change?
While the most serious impacts of climate change may be occurring in other parts of the globe, they are beginning to appear in Pennsylvania as well. These include changes in species distribution, increased severe weather events, and infrastructure impacts. By acting now to mitigate these impacts through emission reductions and sustainable energy use, while taking steps to adapt to the inevitable changes that are yet to come, the Commonwealth can reap both economic and environmental benefits.
On October 26, climatologist Dr. Richard Alley will speak about climate change and its impact on Pennsylvania. Dr. Alley is the Evan Pugh professor of Geosciences at Penn State University. In 2007, he was awarded the Seligman Crystal and shared the Nobel Prize. Dr. Alley was the first recipient of the Louis Agassiz Medal, and has been elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and as a Foreign Member of the Royal Society.
When: Wednesday, October 26 | 12:30 pm
Where: Auditorium, Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101
The lecture is free and open to the public.