Learn how to affect climate change positively

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Ted Obbard will review climate change and discuss the range of options for addressing it at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 5:30 p.m.

Climate change is here. 2014 and 2015 were the two hottest years on record. Lyme disease in Maine is up 700 percent. Black sea bass are migrating further north, threatening lobster stocks. Timber, fisheries and tourism all are at risk.

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Ted Obbard will talk about climate change at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Aug. 16. PHOTO COURTESY OF TED OBBARD

In his upbeat, solution-focused talk, Obbard will compare approaches in terms of effectiveness, efficiency and equity. He will introduce easy, effective actions that people can take. Audience members will be guided through a process of determining if and how they want to engage in solving this defining challenge of our time.

Obbard is a psychologist, a father of two and a citizen lobbyist with Citizens’ Climate Lobby. He received a doctorate in psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, a bachelors in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a masters in business from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is married and lives in Berkeley, Calif., where he runs a private psychology practice.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, grassroots organization with 30,000 members and over 300 chapters. CCL exists to create the political will for climate solutions by enabling breakthroughs in the exercise of personal and political power.

Call the library at 244-7065.

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