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The Threat and Consequences of Climate Change to World Order–Andrew Stancioff
February 5, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
The Camden Conference presents Andrew Stancioff on Monday, February 5 at 6 pm at the Kennebunk Free Library. He will give a talk titled The Threat and Consequences of Climate Change to World Order. This event is free and open to all.
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.
This presentation is hosted by the Kennebunk Free Library and offered as a free community event in in anticipation of the 31st Annual Camden Conference –New World Disorder and America’s Future, February 16-18, 2018.
A suggested reading list:
Man and Nature: Or, Physical Geography as Modified by Human Action by George Perkins Marsh
- Climate Change by Robert Henson
- The Global Warming Reader: A Century of Writing About Climate Change by Bill McKibben, Editor
- The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World by Andrea Wulf
- Man’s Role in Changing the Face of the Earth by William L. Thomas Jr., Lewis Mumford, Carl O. Sauer