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NYS ClimAID Report and the Adirondacks

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The New York State ClimAID Report and the Adirondacks

What everyone needs to know about how we should anticipate climate change

Date and Time:  Thursday, March 29, 2012 from 10:00 am to noon

The Wild Center will host climate experts and authors of a recent New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) report on the State’s adaptation recommendations regarding “Responding to Climate Change in New York State” or “ClimAID”.

Scientists will highlight pertinent findings of the ClimAID report and then Adirondack region scientists and members of the Adirondack Climate and Energy Action Plan (ADKCAP) network will discuss local efforts to prepare for and slow the changing climate.

The event coincides with the Association of Science and Technology Center’s (ASTC) participation in the international “Planet under Pressure” conference in London, where The Wild Center’s Executive Director, Stephanie Ratcliffe, a member of the ASTC board, will join the ClimAID event by Skype or phone to share the international perspective. The event will be streamed live on the Internet and light refreshments will be provided by The Wild Center. 

In 2011, Irene clobbered our region. NYSERDA’s new ClimAID report on responding to climate change in New York State says we’re likely to see more intense rainstorms that could flood roads and wastewater treatment plants, cause power outages, and disrupt telecommunications, inflicting the kinds of severe damage that Irene did. Repairs could be costly. So could business interruptions.

Protecting key features of the environment that contribute to flood control can help build resilience to future floods.

Learn more about how climate change may affect our region at The Wild Center’s March 29 ClimAID presentation and other upcoming ADKCAP/NYSERDA ClimAID discussions.

Location:  Flammer Theater, The Wild Center, 45 Museum Drive, Tupper Lake, NY 12986

You can RSVP to let us know you're coming to help with planning, but please feel free to show up too.