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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Discussing Climate Change and Rising Sea Levels at Conservation Café: Friday, June 7, 2013, at Pace University in Pleasantville, NY

Jun 02, 2013 06:05PM

On Friday, June 7, 2013, Conservation Café presents “Climate Change and Sea Level Rise: What can we expect?” at the Pace University student center in Pleasantville, NY. The program will offer an overview of climate change, its effects on oceans and rivers and the impact of extreme weather in local communities.

The program begins with a brief introduction by Carolyn Cunningham from Federated Conservationists of Westchester County. Other speakers include Andy Revkin, Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace University’s Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, and Adam Whelchel, Director of Science at The Nature Conservancy’s Connecticut chapter. Whelchel will talk about how sea level rise may impact Long Island Sound.

Mark Lowery, a climate policy analyst with the Department of Environmental Conservation in New York, will present a talk on sea level rise along the Hudson River and how New York can respond to it. A panel discussion with a question-and-answer session will follow the formal presentations.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the program runs from 8:45 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Conservation Café programs provide a forum for dialogue about current environmental issues.

Pace University is located on Bedford Road (Route 117) in Pleasantville, NY. For more information about the program, visit Pace.edu or WestchesterLandTrust.org.