Sunday, February 25, 2018

Join us for dinner, socializing and a thought-provoking presentation at the Current River Community Centre.

The TBFN Annual Dinner Meeting will be held at the Current River Community Centre on Sunday, February 25, 2018. Symposium 4:30 pm,  Supper 5:45pm.There will be a cash bar. Tickets cost $30.00 each and are available at the January general meeting and on the TBFN website through PayPal. A Guest Speaker will follow the dinner.

Dr. Thomas Beery will give a presentation titled "Climate Change and Lake Superior". He is a resilience specialist from the University of Minnesota Sea Grant College Program, located in Duluth. He will present perspectives on climate change in the context of the Lake Superior Watershed Basin. From current weather events to climate projections, what does climate change look like and feel like in northwestern Lake Superior? What might it look like and feel like into the future? The presentation combines the science of attribution, long-term climate modeling, and the everyday experiences of residents to illustrate our growing understanding of how climate change is affecting this area now and the effects that may be ahead. A deeper and more personal understanding of climate change is critical as we consider how we can best take action. The presentation will emphasize examples of a no-regrets approach to climate adaptation that show what we can do today to make our lives better while also helping us prepare for future climate-related effects. Developing a better understanding of climate change mitigation helps us consider how our individual and collective actions may reduce our carbon emissions. Finally, it’s important to remember that we can still have a positive effect on climate.

Dr Beery has research and outreach interests in human-environment relationships, including cultural ecosystem services, human aspects of green infrastructure, human connectedness to nature and human response to climate change.  His teaching and outreach are focussed on climate mitigation and adaptation.     


Note - Tickets will not be available at the door. They must be purchased in advance.