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Rising Seas, Changing Ecosystems: Impact of Climate Change on MDI

  • Jesup Memorial Library 34 Mount Desert Street Bar Harbor, ME, 04609 United States (map)

In Down East Maine, climate change is already causing warmer temperatures, longer summers, more extreme precipitation, and higher coastal sea levels. A Climate to Thrive invites you to join us in an interactive conversation about the current and future impacts of climate change on Mount Desert Island. The program will feature a series of brief panel presentations by local scientists, followed by a whole group discussion of personal observations of changes local residents have seen on MDI. Please bring your questions and observations to share. Panelists will include: 

  • Karina Graeter, Dartmouth College Grad Student who recently studied impact of climate change on Greenland meltwaters, discussing research on predicted climate change impacts on MDI
  • Carla Guenther, Senior Scientist, Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries presenting the impact on fisheries in the Gulf of Maine
  • Nick Fisichelli, Forest Ecology Director, Schoodic Institute reporting on changing forest ecology
  • Abe Miller-Rushing, Science Coordinator, Acadia National Park discussing how climate change is impacting park operations and the importance of citizen observations to scientific work
Earlier Event: November 28
Alternative Energy Committee
Later Event: January 8
Zero Waste Committee