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Climate Crisis: Facing Uncertainties with Vision

April 28 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

 Join climate scientist Dr. Alan Betts in this presentation, a part of Facing the Climate Crisis: a lecture series about climate change and resilient communities. This program is hosted by Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Central Vermont Climate Action / 350VT.org, Hunger Mountain Coop, and Extinction Rebellion – Central Vermont. The uncertainties in what will happen are large. Equally large are the uncertainties in whether we will have the collective imagination and vision to create a sustainable future for our societies in the face of systemic resistance.
About the Speaker:

Dr. Alan Betts of Atmospheric Research in Pittsford is Vermont’s leading climate scientist. He is a frequent speaker on climate change issues around the state, and has worked on climate change adaptation planning for Vermont. He is a Weekly Planet columnist for the Rutland Herald and Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus. You can hear and see his radio and TV appearances on his web-site: alanbetts.com

He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the American Meteorological Society (AMS), the Royal Meteorological Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a past-president of the Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering (VASE). He has authored more than 175 reviewed papers in the scientific literature. He was the AMS Robert E. Horton Lecturer in Hydrology in 2004; and the AMS Jule Charney Award winner in 2007. In 2016, Alan Betts was the first recipient of the Bert Bolin Global Environmental Change Award from the American Geophysical Union.

Atmospheric Research was established in Vermont in 1979. Its mission is to understand the Earth’s weather and climate, to develop improved earth system models and to help society understand the existential challenge of global climate change.

April 28, 6:30 – 8 pm
North Branch Nature Center


April 28
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602