Mayewski Delivers Keynote at Emergency Management Conference, Media Report

Paul Mayewski, director of the Climate Change Institute (CCI) at the University of Maine, gave the keynote address at the seventh annual Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference in Augusta, according to media reports. The two-day event focuses on climate change implications for the state. The Kennebec Journal covered Mayewski’s talk that focused on the need for local communities to be better prepared for different types of emergencies as expected increases in temperature, sea level and rainfall continue. Mayewski said the CCI is developing a framework to help communities, the state and others plan for the effects of climate change, the KJ reported. The Portland Press Herald also published the KJ article. The Associated Press previewed the conference and Mayewski’s talk. Sun Journal, SFGate and WLBZ (Channel 2) carried the AP report.