Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Aaron Strong presented “Mitigation and Adaptation” as part of a collaborative lecture series on climate change organized by the Town of New Hartford Climate Smart Committee.
Strong’s presentation, the second in the series created to help educate area residents and begin a dialogue about climate change and the impact it will have on all communities, took place at the New Hartford (N.Y.) Public Library on Dec. 3.
On Dec. 17, Professor of Government Peter Cannavò will present “Ethics of Climate Change,” also at the New Hartford Library. Cannavò will also discuss the “Politics of Climate Change” on Jan. 7 as the final event in the series.
According to the Town of New Hartford website, the town adopted the Climate Smart Communities pledge in June 2018, joining more than “200 local governments representing nearly 7 million New Yorkers throughout the state who are working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, adapt to a changing climate, and save taxpayer money.”
Douglas Frank, professor of biology at Syracuse University, also participated in the lecture series.