2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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 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.
This presentation is an overview of some of these threats. Andrew Stancioff will also attempt to look into the near future to underscore potential threats and some of the unintended consequences of what humanity has helped to bring about.
What actions can we take today to help? We hope you’ll join the discussion around this vitally important topic.
About Our Presenter
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 10 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. Stancioff 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. He has lived for the last 10 years in Spruce Head, where he has been active in supporting the Camden Conference on various committees.