Presentations included an overview of the recently released ClimAID study, and talks on the effects of climate change on New York’s forests, grasslands, wildlife, coldwater fisheries, urban forests, Adirondack ecosystems and more.
Speakers and breakout groups also addressed the challenges of coordinating research efforts, communicating the science of climate change to motivate change, and effective management, intervention and policy options.
Attendees also received copies of the first four factsheets published by the PWT:
- Farm Energy, Carbon, and Greenhouse Gases
- New York’s Changing Climate
- The Earth’s Changing Climate
- Farming Success in an Uncertain Climate
More factsheets are planned for release in 2012, and will also be available through the Cornell Climate Change website.