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The Threat and Consequences of Climate Change to World Order

February 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

The Threat and Consequences of Climate Change to World Order

Andrew Stancioff will present at Kennebunk Free Library on Monday, February 5 (snow date: 2/12/18) at 6:00 PM. His presentation, The Threat and Consequences of Climate Change to World Order, is sponsored by the Camden Conference, in cooperation with the World Affairs Council. KFL is a participating library bringing an extension of this conference to our community.

Climate Change or “Global Warming” has enormous implications for the future of humanity and the earth itself. The threat of climate change will have an impact on many aspects of our daily lives and those of future generations. We will see more and bigger storms, floods, higher sea levels, melting ice caps and glaciers, and the disappearance of many species of plants, animals and insects. In the near future we can also expect the impact of climate change to affect human behavior more and more negatively, resulting in security threats to our country from within and from outside as other parts of the world become destabilized by the effects of climate change. Many of the present day conflicts have climate change at their core. These include the droughts in Syria and Iraq and food insecurity in the region of Nigeria, Chad, and Niger that have produced Boko Haram.

Andrew Stancioff is a geologist, natural resource planner, analyst, and manager with 35 years of experience in geology, hydrology, agriculture, fisheries, forestry, climatology, and oceanography. He has 40 years of experience in developing countries and 25 years in Africa. During the last ten years, Stancioff has worked to develop methods and models to monitor and evaluate poverty and conflict in areas under stress from overpopulation and overuse of natural resources and other forms of degradation. He is presently working on finding financing to plant trees in Africa to create natural CO2 sinks and sources of food. He has been involved in modeling, demographic health and environmental data in support of famine and conflict early warning systems. Mr. Stancioff has lived in Spruce Head, Maine for the last 10 years where he has been active in supporting the Camden Conference on various committees.

The Camden Conference is a non-profit, non-partisan organization whose mission is to foster informed discourse on world issues. This year’s conference, New World Disorder and America’s Future, will be held February 16-18, 2017. For more information about the Camden Conference, visit www.camdenconference.org, email info@camdenconference.org, or call 207-236-1034.

This program is free and wheelchair accessible. Kennebunk Free Library is located at 112 Main St., Kennebunk. For more information, please call 985-2173 or visit the website kennebunklibrary.org

Details

Date:
February 5
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

Kennebunk Free Library
112 Main St
Kennebunk, Maine 04043 United States
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