Our Camden Conference programming will explore climate change through the topic, Climate Disruptions and World Disorder: Risks and Opportunities presented by Jeff Thaler. Of the many growing threats to American and world security, global climate disruptions are much debated these days. This presentation will provide an overview of some of the causes and consequences of such disruptions, as well as economic and environmental risks and opportunities, from the Arctic to Maine and beyond, from changing oceans, forests and storms.
Jeff Thaler is the Associate University Counsel for the University of Maine, and also Visiting Associate Professor at Maine Law School. He has been a successful trial, environmental and energy lawyer in Maine for several decades. For the past 10 years, he has been the attorney for UMaine’s floating deepwater wind projects. Jeff was a Founder and Board Chair of the Environmental and Technology Council of Maine; and a Founder and the 3rd President of the American College of Environmental Lawyers. He recently developed and taught courses on Renewable Energy Law, Energy Economics and Law, Legislative and Administrative Law, Toxic Torts, Climate Change Law and Policy, and is the author of Fiddling as the World Burns: How Climate Change Urgently Requires a Paradigm Shift in the Permitting of Renewable Energy Projects, and lead author of The Maine Environmental Handbook.
This event is free to attend and open to the public. For more information, contact Adult Services at 883-4723 option 4. To learn more about the annual Camden Conference held in Feburary, visit their website at www.camdenconference.org.