Seems the W!ld Center has picked sides in the global warming debate. If some of the “world’s leading scientists and economists on climate change issues” make it to Tupper Lake, then it is their intention to have a meeting to focus on the global warming paradigm. Eh, who knows? Maybe we’ll get Algore to make an appearance.
Wild Center to Host Major Conference on Climate Change
TUPPER LAKE, NY — The Wild Center/Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks, Tupper Lake, New York, announced it will host a major conference on climate change in the summer of 2008. Plans are currently underway to bring some of the world’s leading scientists and economists on climate change issues to the Adirondack Park.
“The Adirondacks are the right place to look at this extremely important global issue, especially since for more than 150 years this region has inspired major success stories on how people can coexist with nature,” said Betsy Lowe, Wild Center managing director. “The focus of the conference will be on the importance of understanding causes of climate change, efforts that can be taken to reverse the effects of global warning caused by humans, and the role places like the Adirondacks can play in slowing the pace of change.”
The conference will take place on the Wild Center campus, which is situated in the heart of the Adirondack Park – the largest park in the lower 48 states. The Museum plans to work with multiple partners in the region to make the conference a definitive event for the Adirondacks in 2008.
Plans for this multi-day event include the daylong conference dedicated to presentations by leading climate change scientists, followed by WildFest 2008. The festival will showcase probable climate change impacts, and local initiatives that offer practical solutions for combating the effects of global climate change. A new widescreen film that explores the Ice Age and the role climate played in shaping the Adirondacks will premiere at the conference; the film is currently in production.
“Climate change is a global issue that could have catastrophic impact,” said Obie Clifford, Museum president. “It is important that we let science come to the forefront of this issue, and this is something the Wild Center is happy to help make happen.”
The Wild Center is currently creating an interactive website specifically for the climate change conference; postings on this site will be available in the late summer 2007. In the interim, organizations interested in participating can contact the Wild Center at (518) 359-7800 or visit www.wildcenter.org.