There is a two-part economical/environmental discussion series happening at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall this winter as part of its Lyceum Series. It is $5 per program and students pay half-price.
The first event is Saturday, January 14 at 3pm. It is entitled: “Changes, Challenges, and Choices in the Adirondacks.”
The intersection and coexistence of people, nature and climate has been brought home by the deep economic crisis on the one hand and the impact of Irene and other natural events on the other. What are the lessons and prospects for our region?
Presentations by Brian Mann, Adirondack bureau chief for North Country Public Radio and Curt Stager, ecologist, paleoclimatolgist, science journalist and author of Deep Future: The Next 100,000 Years of Life on Earth. Brian Mann and Curt Stager research and write about the future of the Adirondacks from different perspectives: economy, climate, natural history, and people. [via Whallonsburg Grange]
The second event will take place Thursday, February 2 at 7:30 p.m. Part two is entitled: “The Myth of Sustainability.” It will be presented by Richard Robbins, professor of cultural anthropology at SUNY Plattsburgh and author of Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism.