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 <>    
Nancy Tognan
Publicity volunteer, North Shore Audubon Society <>

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