Center for Coastal Studies Hosting Lecture Series on Reducing Climate Change

PROVINCETOWN – The Center for Coastal Studies is continuing its lecture series next week in Provincetown.

The program, “Climate Action Now: Saving Oceans & Ourselves,” is a presentation discussing the importance of reducing climate change before global temperatures reach 3-degrees Celsius. Scientists say that dire consequences could be the result of the Earth warming to that temperature.

The Center’s President and CEO Richard Delaney will explain the findings of a new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that say global temperatures are rising towards the 3-degree threshold faster than anticipated.

Delaney will also discuss how climate change and oceans are inextricably connected, as well as local efforts currently underway to reduce and adapt to the effects of climate change.

The report says that human activity over the last 150 years has increased the world’s temperatures by about 1-degree Celsius. It goes on to say that more frequent and intense storm activity, rising sea levels, regular flooding, and accelerated coastal erosion are some of the impacts climate change has on Cape Cod.

The IPCC warns in the new report that far worse will come if the current course continues.

Delaney will also highlight the actions being taken by local leaders in business, finance, public health, clergy, military, and urban planning to adapt to current lifestyle changes in the effort of mitigating harmful scenarios in the future.

The program is scheduled for Wednesday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m. at Napi’s Restaurant, located at 7 Freeman Street in Provincetown. It’s free and open to the public.

By TIM DUNN, News Center

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