The Palm Springs Public Library in partnership with the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) will present a series of lectures focused on the effects of Climate Change. This three-part series will show how climate change could transform our desert national parks and what role locally generated renewable energy can play in addressing climate change and meeting our energy needs.
The first presentation in the series begins on Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. and will feature Chris Clarke, environmental journalist and founder of the group Desert Biodiversity. He will present “In the Old Growth Desert” which will focus on the long life span of many desert plants and the effects that climate change has on their survival.
The series will continue on Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. with Joshua Tree National Park Physical Scientist and Geologist Luke Sabala. He will present “Groundwater and Alternative Energy in the Southwest Desert”, examining the potential impacts of climate change on groundwater recharge and the role of future alternative energy projects in the southwest desert.
Finally, the series will conclude on Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. with Dr. Debra Hughson, Science Advisor for the Mojave National Preserve, presenting “Drought and the Drying Landscape”.
All three of the lectures will be held at the Palm Springs Public Library in the Learning Center and are FREE and open to the public. However, seating is limited and is on a first come, first served basis, no reservations are available.