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New England’s Best Opportunities to Adapt to a Changing Climate, presented by Bill Moomaw, Ph.D.

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

We thank you for understanding.

Come hear a lead author of the Nobel Peace Prize winning, 2007 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) discuss the ways in which we, in New England, can help mitigate climate change. All are welcome to join us for this free and important educational event.

Special guest speaker William Moomaw, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of international environmental policy and founding director of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy at The Fletcher School, Tufts University, will speak at the Holcomb Farm North Barn, 113 Simsbury Road, West Granby, on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at 7:00PM. Doors open at 6:30PM.

New England is fortunate that it has both dense concentrations of population and economic activity and some of the most productive forests and wetlands in North America. Reducing our heat trapping emissions is easier to achieve in high density regions because of more efficient buildings, living arrangements and transportation options. In addition to these advantages, New England is adjacent to the largest zero-emission off-shore wind electricity resource in North America.

Less appreciated is the fact that much of New England is covered by forests that are of an age that will remove and store vast amounts of atmospheric carbon dioxide over the rest of this century and beyond. Our coastal wetlands are also among the most effective at storing carbon of any ecosystem. If we can keep from degrading our freshwater wetlands, they can continue to store large amounts of carbon, as well.

According to Dr. Moomaw, a combination of technology, nature and smart designing and planning for our future can both reduce future adverse changes and enhance our adaptation as the climate continues to shift.

The Granby Land Trust and the Friends of Holcomb Farm are pleased to co-sponsor this discussion on mitigating climate change.

Dr. Moomaw currently serves as co-director of the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts, which he co-founded. He received his B.A. degree in chemistry from Williams College and Ph.D. in physical chemistry from MIT. He had a 26-year career in chemistry and environmental studies at Williams College, where he directed the Center for Environmental Studies. He served as AAAS Science Fellow in the U.S. Senate, where he worked on legislation that successfully addressed ozone depletion, and on legislation responding to the 1973 energy crisis. He began working on climate change in 1988 as the first director of the climate program at World Resources Institute in Washington. He has been a lead author of five Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Reports. The IPCC shared, with Al Gore, the Nobel Peace Prize for its climate work in 2007.

Register in advance via email to Trish at: percivalt@cox.net or call 860-653-7095 and leave a message


March 12
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Friends of Holcomb Farm
Granby Land Trust


Holcomb Farm
113 Simsbury Road
West Granby, CT 06090 United States
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