Climate change has emerged as one of the most pressing challenges facing the world today. This exhibition communicates global warming’s impact on wildlife, especially highlighting the effect of climate change on endangered species. Scientists predict that global warming will become a leading cause of species extinction over the next several decades. As we work to address the impacts of global warming on humans—rising sea levels, destructive storms, drought—we also need to protect imperiled wildlife from a warming world.
Exhibition: September 8 through December 31, 2008, Main Library, Fifth Floor, Wallace Stegner Environmental Center, 100 Larkin Street (at Grove)
Related Program: An Evening with Susan Middleton
Ms. Middleton, acclaimed wildlife photographer and co-author of Witness - Endangered Species of North America has done award winning work with National Geographic and is the former chair of the California Academy of Sciences department of photography. She is a local San Franciscan who has traveled the world photographing endangered species. She will speak about her experiences, her book, Witness, and discuss the impact of climate change on our natural environment and its wildlife species.
November 18, 2008 from 6-7:30pm, Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium. The author will be available to sign her books following the program.