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‘Climate Whiplash: What happens after global warming?’

January 19, 2012
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

LAKE PLACID - The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) will present a special program, "Climate Whiplash: What Happens After Global Warming?" at 8 p.m. Saturday at ADK's High Peaks Information Center, located at Heart Lake in Lake Placid.

This presentation is free and open to the public.

Most people debate that global warming looks only as far ahead as 2100 AD, but what happens after that? Curt Stager, author of "Deep Future: the Next 100,000 Years of Life on Earth," will discuss the long-term picture of global warming.

Curt Stager is a paleoecologist, educator, and science journalist whose research over the last three decades has dealt with the climatic history of the northeastern United States, Peru, and Africa.

He has taught natural sciences at Paul Smith's College since 1987, and is an adjunct professor at the University of Maine's Climate Change Institute. His latest book, "Deep Future: The Next 100,000 Years of Life on Earth," explores our amazingly long-term impacts on the climatic future of the planet and its inhabitants.

ADK's Saturday Evening Lecture Series offers presentations on natural history, backcountry recreation, Adirondack history, art and music.

The Adirondack Mountain Club, founded in 1922, is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to protecting the New York State Forest Preserve and other wild lands and waters through conservation and advocacy, environmental education and responsible recreation.

For more information, directions or questions about membership, contact ADK North Country office in Lake Placid at 518-523-3441 or visit www.adk.org.

 
 

 

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