The North Shore Audubon Society will hold its monthly program on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, from 7pm to 9pm, at the Manhasset Public Library, 30 Onderdonk Avenue, Manhasset NY 11030. All are invited, free of charge.
Public transit users: This location is a half-mile walk from the Manhasset LIRR station. Mark Lowery will present “Preparing for Climate Change”. Our changing climate is affecting both human-built environments and ecological communities. Tropical storms make headlines, but other climate-related risks are also on the increase. Signals of climate change include alternating fierce droughts and intense rains, unprecedented heat waves, earlier springs and later onset of frost, and the arrival of heat-tolerant species and subtle decline of those less heat-tolerant. These less dramatic changes might proceed quite far before their harmful effects are fully recognized. This presentation will include an overview of climate science and an examination of observed and expected effects of climate change, with a focus on New York’s birds and other natural resources. Our speaker will then describe several New York State programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to our changing climate. A 30-year veteran of the State Department of Environmental Conservation, Mark Lowery has served as a climate policy analyst in DEC’s Office of Climate Change since its formation in 2007. He previously worked as a senior wildlife biologist, regional citizen participation specialist and chief of DEC’s Bureau of Public Outreach. He currently oversees the office’s municipal support and adaptation programs, including Climate Smart Communities and implementation of the Community Risk and Resiliency Act, which has included leading work to adopt official state sea-level rise projections and to develop flood-risk management guidance. Mark holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa. and a master’s degree in environmental and forest biology from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, N.Y. For more information on NSAS programs and weekly walks, see www.northshoreaudubon.org <http://www.northshoreaudubon.org/> Nancy Tognan Publicity volunteer, North Shore Audubon Society nancy.tog...@gmail.com <mailto:nancy.tog...@gmail.com> -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L 3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01 Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --