The University of Maine in Orono will hold a two-day conference later this month, bringing together local and international experts to discuss the implications of global warming on Maine.
The conference on Oct. 23 and 24 will feature numerous faculty members from UMaine’s Climate Change Institute as well as professors and researchers from other areas of the university. Paul Mayewski, director of the Climate Change Institute and a world-renowned expert on the issue, is the conference’s lead organizer.
Although space is no longer available for the public, the conference will be streamed online at www.climatechange.umaine.edu/CC21_streaming.html.
Sessions throughout the two-day conference will focus on the science behind climate change, possible impacts from a warming trend in Maine and ways to fight, prepare for or adapt to those changes. Other speakers:
- Paul Epstein, associate director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School.
- John German, manager of environmental and energy analysis at American Honda Motor Co.
- Kathleen Miller of the National Center for Atmospheric Research’s Institute for the Study of Society and the Environment.
- Maine Gov. John Baldacci.
For more information, go to www.umaine.edu/conferences.