The global climate is changing. According to the American Geophysical Union, temperatures are warming, mostly be-cause of greenhouse gases like CO2. Energy production and consumption, especially the burning of fossil fuels, are thelargest global sources of greenhouse gases. What does this mean for coastal areas like Wells, Maine? Risks to ecosys-tems, human health and human infrastructure are increas-ing. Increased temperatures, extreme weather events, and sea level rise can have wide-ranging and long-term conse-quences. In this class, we’ll talk about what is happening locally, some additional resources to learn more, and someideas on what actions you can take to reduce these risks. This will be a online Zoom class, please make sure you provide your email address.
INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Linda Stathoplos received her Ph.D. in Oceanogra-phy from the Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, in 1989. She worked for NOAA (the National Oceanic and AtmosphericAdministration) in Maryland for most of her career. She retired from NOAAin 2017, and now consults for Earth Resources Technology, Inc. She livesin Wells, Maine, with her husband, John Lillibridge, who is also a NOAAretiree.