Library to host talk on changing environment

Driscoll

DEPAUVILLE — Charles T. Driscoll, professor of environmental systems engineering at Syracuse University, will presents his talk, “Time to Think about the Changing Climate” at 6 p.m. Friday at Depauville free Library.

Past and projected patterns of climate change on the global and national scale will be discussed in an effort to better understand the effects expected locally. The event is free and open to the public. The library, at 32333 County Route 179 in Depauville will also provide a light soup supper.

Mr. Driscoll and other scientists believe recent climate change is chiefly due to substantial increases in greenhouse gases associated with human activities that have occurred over the past 200 years, especially carbon dioxide that largely originates from fossil fuel combustion and land conversion.

Mr. Driscoll’s scholarly work addresses the effects of disturbance on forest, urban, freshwater and marine ecosystems, including air pollution (acid and mercury deposition), land-use, and climate change. He has testified at Congressional and state legislative committee hearings and has served on local, national and international committees pertaining to environmental management and policy.

For more information about the presentation, contact Depauville Free Library at 315-686-3299 or write to deplib@ncls.org.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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