Biodiversity, Climate Change and the Sixth Extinction – A Call To Action
Saturday, March 7
In March of 2019, a major report was announced from the United Nations with the headline: “Nature’s Dangerous Decline ‘Unprecedented’; Species Extinction Rates ‘Accelerating'”. The report warned that 1 million species are threatened with extinction and the current global response is insufficient, but it also optimistically reported there is time to solve this problem and proposed solutions. This talk will review Earth’s extinction history and the recognition that we are now witnessing the sixth mass extinction, but this time, it is caused by humans. It will cover how climate change is a significant factor but only one of many causes of this crisis and will highlight what we can do about it. In light of the recent decision by the Trump Administration to significantly weaken the Endangered Species Act, this talk will be a timely overview of what is at stake.
Stephen Lewis is a member of the Connecticut Chapter of The Sierra Club Legislative Committee and a Connecticut Audubon Master Naturalist. He is a Scoutmaster who teaches conservation to Scouting leaders and was recognized for his work on Monarch butterfly conservation with a BSA Hornaday Gold Badge. Stephen is also a Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics Master Educator.
Program is free, but we ask that you register. Program is held at the Coastal Center at Milford Point, 1 Milford Point Road, Milford, CT
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Please also join Stephen for his talk on Legislative Update: Environmental Initiatives at the Center at Fairfield on Saturday, March 14 at 10:30 am