ShareThis Page

Climate change focus of Bradford Woods Conservancy program

Tony LaRussa
| Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, 9:00 p.m.

The Bradford Woods Conservancy is playing host to a town-hall style program titled “The Many Realities of Climate Change.”

The free event at Northland Public Library on Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. will assemble a panel of five people to lead the discussion.

“We'll take a look at the symptoms of climate change, including extreme weather events, melting ice and rising sea levels,” said JC Kasten, a retired registered nurse with experience in psychological and mental health, hematology and oncology and integrated medicine.

The group also will discuss how climate relates to human physical and mental health, the global economy and the potential impact climate change could have on the nation's national defense.

“We'll talk about what we know to be fact and how we've come to know it, and solutions, including actions that need to be taken to move us all in a positive direction for the future,” said Kasten, who was a member of Vice President Al Gore's Climate Reality Project Leadership Corp.

The program will be moderated by Clare M. Bello, a senior vice president with Cannon Cochran Management Service Inc.

In addition to Kasten, the panel will consist of:

• Ward Allebach, adjunct professor of Environmental Advocacy, Communication, Sustainability and Agriculture at the University of Pittsburgh, Allebach also is the current president of the Bradford Woods Conservancy.

• Rod Elder, a retired electrical engineer with a professional career in the nuclear reactor and scientific supercomputing fields. Elder also was a member of Gore's climate group.

• Soren Fanning, associate professor of world history at Robert Morris University, where he also teaches Soviet history, world geography and secondary pedagogy.

• Larry Schweiger, president and CEO of PennFuture, past president of The National Wildlife Federation and author of “Last Chance: Preserving Life on Earth.”

Tony LaRussa is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-772-6368 or tlarussa@tribweb.com or via Twitter @TonyLaRussaTrib.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.