CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. – Learn how climate change can impact your life at a forum on rising sea levels Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Chappaqua Library theater.
The discussion will focus on how climate change and environmental conservation can affect New Castle residents' lives, sometimes, in dramatic ways. The most recent example would be New Castle’s experience with Hurricane Sandy.
Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New Castle and the Chappaqua Library, the program will address the findings and recommendations of the Sea Level Rise Task Force with the following panelists:
Michael Gerrard: Professor and director, Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School, and a member of the task force; resident of New Castle.
Kristin Marcell: Special projects coordinator, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Hudson River Estuary Program; Sea Level Rise Task Force Steering Committee vice chair.
John Parker: Former regional attorney, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
The forum will be moderated by Robi Schlaff, a New Castle resident who chaired the Sea Level Rise Task Force. The event is free to the public.
The League of Women Voters of New Castle, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy.