Local role in global climate change

June 19 forum with Natural Resources Council of Maine director at Woolwich Town Hall
Posted:  Friday, June 9, 2017 - 7:30am

Everyone concerned about climate change and the Trump Administration’s rejection of the Paris Climate Agreement is invited to attend a forum sponsored by the Sagadahoc County Democratic Committee on Monday, June 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Woolwich Town Hall. Lisa Pohlmann, the executive director of the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM), will speak on “Mainers’ Role in Global Climate Change.”

NRCM Director Pohlmann has said that the decision to remove the United States from the Climate Agreement is “a devastating blow to the nation and the planet” and could have “dire consequences” for the state of Maine.

“We are going to suffer here more than many places because of Maine’s vulnerability to climate change,” said Pohlmann, citing the deep links between Maine’s economy and our environment.

NRCM is Maine’s leading environmental advocacy organization with more than 20,000 members and supporters. Started by Maine people in 1959, NRCM is actively engaged in policy making, and works statewide to protect Maine’s woods, waters and wildlife. Executive Director Pohlmann is a resident of Jefferson and has a PhD from the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine.

“Environmental issues have united Maine voters for many years” said Bronwen Tudor, chair of the Sagadahoc County Democratic Committee. “Our rivers and mountains, wilderness and coast are treasures we enjoy as well as an important engine driving our economy. As Democrats, we are deeply concerned about climate change, but also about the way it’s become a political football. We encourage everyone to come and learn more about both the big picture of federal and state action, and about the actions we can take now as individual advocates and consumers.”

There will be an opportunity at the free event, held at the Woolwich Town Office, 13 Nequasset Road, for audience members to ask questions and take advocacy action.