STRATHAM – With three “100 year storms” in the past three years, New Hampshire officials and citizens are taking the issue of climate change more seriously. What else should the people who live in the Northeast expect if this issue is not addressed? How is climate change affecting our weather, plants and wildlife, and our health? What are some of the solutions to solving the global warming problem?

On Wed., July 25, at 7:00 p.m., the Great Bay Discovery Center is hosting a lecture/presentation by climate change expert, UNH Professor Dr. Cameron Wake, on the impact of global warming to New England. This free program is part of the Bay Views summer series and will be held in the Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center.

Dr. Wake was one of the experts recently asked to take part in a panel made up of members of the US House of Representatives Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming that met on top of Cannon Mountain in early June. For the past 20 years he has been involved in research expeditions to Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, China, Greenland and Antarctica studying and doing analysis of ice cores. He is working with the National Science Foundation on paleoclimate records from glaciers on the Tibetan Plateau and in the Canadian Arctic.

Working currently with NOAA as part of the AIRMAP program, he is investigating changes in New England’s climate and air quality which has led to the related INHALE project that is investigating the links between air quality and human health in New England. “As part of the Northeast Climate Impact Assessment, he was co-lead on two research papers and a series of reports detailing past and future climate change in the US Northeast. Dr. Wake also serves as chief scientific advisor for Clean-Air-Cool Planet, a not-for profit organization finding and promoting solutions to global warming.”

The Great Bay Discovery Center is very excited to have Dr. Wake as a speaker and we encourage the public to come to this presentation and discussion. The Hugh Gregg Center is located on the grounds of the Discovery Center at 89 Depot Road on the Stratham/Greenland town line just off Route 33. The Center is air-conditioned and light refreshments will be served. If you have questions about this program or other programs/events, please call the Center at 778-0015.

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