Some interesting environment-related events are going on this week in the North Country:
Monday, August 1st
At the Adirondack Museum
7:30 p.m. in the museum’s auditorium
Free to members; non-members $5
The Most Important Number in the World:
Updates on the Fight for a Stable Climate
Noted educator, author and environmentalist Bill McKibben will discuss the latest science around global warming and its effects on our region as well as the growing global movement to do something about it. In the past two years his group 350.org has coordinated what CNN called “the most widespread days of political action in the planet’s history.”
Bill McKibben is the Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College, and author of a dozen books about the environment, including The End of Nature, which is often called the first book for a general audience about climate change. Time Magazine has described him as “the planet’s best green journalist’ and the Boston Globe has called him “perhaps the nation’s leading environmentalist.” He’s spent much of his adult life in Johnsburg in Warren County.
Wednesday, August 3rd
At the Clayton Opera House
Opponents of wind power in the north country are hosting a free showing of the movie “Windfall” at 7 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Clayton Opera House, 405 Riverside Drive.
The Cat Hollow Films presentation follows the discord and decision-making process in Meredith after 40 industrial wind turbines were proposed. The showing will be followed by a question-and-answer session.
It is sponsored by the Coalition for the Preservation of the Golden Crescent and Thousand Islands Region, Wind Power Ethics Group, Environmentally Concerned Citizens Organization and Concerned Residents of Hammond. For more about the 80-minute film, see www.windfallthemovie.com.
Photo from (a very interesting, although outdated, article on how climate change creates a decrease in wind…which creates a decrease in wind power) Scientific American