The Wilmot Democratic Town Committee will host Lisa Doner, associate professor of environmental science and policy at Plymouth State University, for a discussion of how communities can prepare for and adapt to climate change.
This nonpartisan event is free and open to the public. The program will be held in-person and remotely via Zoom. Registration is required for Zoom access and recommended for in-person attendance.
In her discussion, Professor Doner will explore ways that communities can increase their understanding of climate change and its potential impacts. With increased knowledge, communities can work together to prepare for change and develop hazard readiness plans.
Professor Doner’s research focuses on how climate interacts with other mechanisms for change, ranging from natural disasters such as wildfires, floods and landslides to human activities like agriculture, development and logging. Her primary professional objective is to investigate and explain natural phenomena and distinguish these effects from human-caused changes in Earth’s geologic systems.
The event is co-sponsored by the Andover, Dunbarton, Hopkinton, New London, Sunapee and Sutton Democratic Town Committees, the Andover Energy Group, and the League of Conservation Voters.