We invite everyone to join us on Thursday evening, September 12, to hear Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, as he gives the keynote talk at Connecticut Audubon Society’s 115th annual meeting.
The event is free and is set for 7 p.m. at the Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave., Southport.
Leiserowitz is a research scientist at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Science. His research, writing and public speaking focus on climate change perceptions and communication, and how our behavior is influenced by both.
He will talk about research that has identified six different ways Americans listen and respond to information about climate change – what he calls the “six Americas.” He will also discuss why the climate change message hasn’t been getting through to most Americans and why the top-down approach that the federal government has been trying has not worked.
We have also asked him to address how we as a Connecticut conservation group can do a better job making the link between climate change and the conservation of Connecticut’s birds and their habitats.
You also will have a chance to meet Alex Brash, our new president, and to hear a review of our achievements for the year.
It promises to be a lively and enlightening evening.