February 24 Meeting

Alaskan climate change:
How Fairbanks residents can minimize the changes and their impacts

Saturday, February 24th 10:30 am-12 noon IBEW Hall

Terry Chapin is a retired UAF professor who studies the effects of climatic and social changes on Alaskan ecosystems and communities. He explores ways that individuals and communities can shape a sustainable future despite rapid climatic and social changes. He has written leading texts in ecosystem stewardship, ecosystem ecology, and plant physiological ecology. In 2019 he was the recipient of the Volvo Environment Prize

Locally Terry has served on the Fairbanks North Star Borough Climate Action Plan committee, which formulated the original draft climate adaptation plan and was then dismissed by the Assembly. He was the only committee member subsequently reappointed. He has also served on committees that wrote statewide,

national, and international climate change reports.

He will talk about what we, as Fairbanks residents, can do to understand the climate changes that are likely to occur in Alaska, reduce the magnitude of their impacts and explore pathways to adapt to and thrive in this rapidly changing world.