Heather Goldstone of the Woodwell Climate Research Center in Woods Hole will give a talk on climate change titled “Climate Change on Cape Cod: What’s At Stake And What We Can Do” via Zoom on Tuesday, November 9, from 4 to 5 PM. The talk is being sponsored by the Falmouth Public Library.

Two recent UN reports indicate that we are now committed to hitting 1.5°C of warming by early next decade and are on track to hit 2.7°C this century. With the damaging impacts of climate change already apparent and increasing, it’s critical for communities to understand the risks they face—those that are inevitable and require adaptation, and those that we can still avert. Dr. Goldstone’s talk will bring the risks, opportunities and choices presented by the global challenge of climate change down to the local level. A question and answer period will follow the lecture.

Dr. Goldstone oversees Woodwell Climate Research Center’s communications activities, bringing the stories of Woodwell scientists to diverse public audiences. Dr. Goldstone has extensive experience as both a scientist and a journalist and is passionate about melding data and narrative in climate change stories that build awareness and inspire action.

This virtual event is free and is open to adults and teens. Registration is required and can be secured at falmouthpubliclibrary.org/events, by calling 508-457-2555, extension 7, or by stopping by reference desk at the main branch of the library.

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