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ABDNHA Lectures, Jan. 26-27


Last updated 1/19/2018 at 9:15am

"Climate: Living in a Time of Change," is the title of a two-day focus session Friday Jan. 26 and Saturday Jan. 27, sponsored by the Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association (ABDNHA).

The session begins at 7:30 p.m., Friday Jan. 26, with a presentation by Rear Admiral Len Hering (retired) that will provide an overview of climate change in its many dimensions, in the U.S. and around the world.

On Saturday, January 27, there will be three individual sessions by experts to examine how critical elements of human life stand to be affected by a changing climate.

From 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Len Hering will be speaking on "Human Society and Climate Change", explaining how population migration in different parts of the world may be affected by climate change, how food production can be affected, and how the national security of the United States needs to focus on the changes that climate change can bring.

From 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Dr. Thomas English will speak on "Climate Change and Energy", highlighting the revolution taking place in energy technology and how we can get the energy we need for our lives and the economy, while producing less pollutants and greenhouse gases.

From 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., is "Climate Change and the Water Cycle" by Carl Nettleton, and will cover the availability of water in the future, how the oceans are tied to the global climate system, and how increasing costs for water production and new technologies to use water more efficiently will shape the future of water as used in communities around the world.

The Friday program is at the Borrego Performing Arts Center, and is open to the public; there is a $10 at the door of the PAC; for ABDNHA Members there is no charge Friday night, as it is part of ABDNHA’s Desert Lecture Series.

Saturday programs are all conducted in the ABDNHA Library-Learning Center, 652 Palm Canyon Drive. People can register for these programs online ( or at the ABDNHA Borrego Desert Nature Center, 652 Palm Canyon Drive.

For more information on the speakers, see or contact Mike McElhatton, ABDNHA Program Director at 760-767-3052.

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