Turn and Face the Strange: Economic Impacts of Climate Change

  • Thursday, June 21, 2018
  • 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Maple Hill Farm Inn & Conference Center, 11 Inn Road, Hallowell, ME 04347

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Turn and Face the Strange:
Economic Impacts of Climate Change

Registration & Networking: 7:30 - 8:00 a.m.
Panel Discussion: 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

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Daniel Kahneman, the Nobel Prize-winning psychologist known for his work on behavioral economics and the psychology of decision-making, has said that if one were to design a problem that our minds are not prepared to deal with, it would be climate change. Psychologically, we are not equipped to manage threats so distant, abstract, and disputed and it is challenging for society to comprehend the severe forecasted impacts.

However, climate change is manifesting itself in ways that are local, concrete, and undisputed. Scientists say that the Gulf of Maine is warming faster than 99 percent of the world's large bodies of saltwater, weather patterns and seasonal trends are changing, and fish and animal migrations in the region are being affected. Exactly what is happening on the ground right now in Maine and New England? What impacts will climate change have on Maine's businesses and overall economy? What adaptations and innovations are stemming from these changes?

Join us for a discussion of the economic impacts of
climate change on iconic Maine activities and industries. 

Speakers Include:

  • Si Balch - Forester, working with Manomet on their Climate Smart Land Network
  • Rachel Bouvier, Ph.D. - Principal, rbouvier consulting 
  • Ivan Fernandez, Ph.D. - Distinguished Maine Professor, University of Maine Climate Change Institute & School of Forest Resources 
  • Ben Martens - Executive Director, Maine Coast Fishermen's Association 
  • Erin Roche - Crop Insurance Education Program Manager, University of Maine Cooperative Extension 
  • Peter Slovinsky - Marine Geologist, Maine Geological Survey


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