Science, Impacts and Local Solutions
A Presentation by Steve Thompson
The Montana House in Apgar Village, inside Glacier National Park, is hosting a presentation about climate change, projected impacts and local solutions in and around Glacier National Park as part of its “Look, Listen and Learn: series. This talk is scheduled for Thursday, August 24 at 7 p.m. at the Montana House “Kintla Camp” event room.
Steve Thompson, Chairman of Climate Smart Glacier Country, will talk about the new non-profit partnership, which is focused on creating local solutions to the challenges of a warming climate. He also will share the latest research about climate trends and future projections in Glacier National Park and the Crown of the Continent region.
Climate Smart Glacier Country formed in late 2016 as a partnership between Glacier National Park, the City of Whitefish, local businesses, organizations and individuals. It has a three-part emphasis:
- Adaptation and resiliency: Understanding climate change projections and preparing for likely impacts to minimize disruption.
- Mitigation: Reducing emissions and building a clean energy economy.
- Education: Learning and sharing what a changing climate means for Glacier Country
A former national park ranger and journalist, Thompson has worked for several Montana conservation groups since 1991. In 2001 he opened the Glacier Field Office of National Parks Conservation Association. Today, his consulting firm, Climate Realty LLC, advises homebuyers, communities and real estate professionals about climate change risk and readiness in the housing sector. He also is a wild ice skater, gardener, and elk hunter.
A reception will follow Thompson’s presentation. The event is free and open to the public but reservations are required. Call 406 888-5393 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat.