The End of Climate Change – I. Fernandez Presentation

Dr. Ivan Fernandez presented a lecture entitled:  The End of Climate Change at The Planetarium, on the University of Southern Maine campus on December 17, 2015.   The title speaks to the reality that accelerating rates of change in our chemical and physical climate are a reality of the 21st century, and will persist throughout the lifetimes of everyone alive on the planet today. This is not the latest environmental issue that will come and go with suitable policy and management. While the urgency to limit greenhouse gas emissions grows greater each day, so too does the need to make cost-effective, evidence-based decisions about adaptation options. The talk will focus on Maine, a recent update of an assessment of Maine’s climate future, insights on how these changes influence various sectors of Maine’s economy and the lives of Maine citizens.