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Originally published in Castine Patriot, June 25, 2020 and Island Ad-Vantages, June 25, 2020 and The Weekly Packet, June 25, 2020
Shaw Institute to host speaker series

How do we survive rapidly accelerating climate change and what does it mean for Maine? Join the conversation at a Shaw Institute online forum July 1, from 6 to 7 p.m. with Paul Andrew Mayewski, Ph.D., Director of the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine.

“The Arctic, Maine and the First Abrupt Climate Change in the Modern Era” is the first in a series of webinars in the speaker series. Mayewski brings decades of experience to warn of the dangers ahead and suggest ways we can mitigate the damage.

The Planet in Crisis: Science & Survival webinars spotlight leading scientists engaged in a race to save our planet from unchecked pollution, global warming, environmental cancers and pandemic viral disease. All webinars are from 6 to 7 p.m. and links will be posted before the dates.

Wednesday, July 22—“Our Ocean Planet in Three Acts: Staggering Diversity, Scary News & Reasons for Hope” with Nancy Knowlton, Ph.D., Sant Chair for Marine Science at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.

Wednesday, August 5—“Confronting Plastic Pollution in a COVID World on Fire” with Susan Shaw, Dr.P.H., Founder/Director, Shaw Institute.

Wednesday, September 2—“COVID-19 and the Environment” with Jeremy Jackson, Ph.D., Senior Scientist Emeritus at the Smithsonian Institution and Professor of Oceanography Emeritus at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

To sign up for the first livestream event and participate in a Q&A session, visit Information: visit, call 374-2135.