Earth in Crisis Series

Join us for this series of monthly talks by Dr. Stephen “Mitch” Wagener of the Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences at Western Connecticut State University on our changing climate and the impact it has on our Earth.

For ages 16+ Free! Registration Required. Please Note: This is a Hybrid program. Participants will receive a ZOOM link to the program via email once they have registered. Patrons may come to the Danbury Library and attend in person inside the Farioly Room.

Climate Refugees: Past and Future
January 31

Droughts and floods have dislocated people throughout history. As Earth’s climate has warmed both wet and dry weather events have grown stronger and more frequent. More people, particularly those least responsible, bear an increased burden.


How Hot is Too HOT?
February 28

Climate warming makes heat waves hotter and more common. Heat raises humidity. Combinations of heat and humidity can exceed our bodies’ ability to cool us.


Stronger Storms and Rising Seas
March 28

Heat is power. Water expands, seas rise, storms get stronger. Flooding coastal areas destroy homes, salinize agricultural land, and cause financial hardships for us all.


Climate Hope: How Do We Fix This?
April 25

Escaping old habits and forming new attitudes will allow us to cut our emissions, regenerate the biosphere and create a better world for our grandchildren.