Auburn’s Kreher Preserve and Nature Center welcomes environmental expert Lella Lowe for presentation on ‘Is Our Climate Really in Crisis?’

Published: November 14, 2019
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Auburn University’s Kreher Preserve and Nature Center is partnering with the Climate Reality Project to host a presentation and discussion about climate change and whether or not we should call it a crisis. The presentation titled “Is Our Climate Really in Crisis?” by environmental expert Lella Lowe will be held Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

“Climate change is on the lips of everyone, from corporate and government leaders to family members around your dinner table,” said Michael Buckman, center manager. “Opinions, assumptions and rumor are epidemic creating a massive deluge of unreliable information. How serious is the threat of climate change and how realistic is it to think that we can reverse it…or even slow it down? We want to provide answers for our community so we are partnering with the Climate Reality Project to bring Lella Lowe to talk to us and answer our questions.”

Lowe, an expert in global climate change, was a founding member of the Mobile Environmental Justice Action Coalition in 2014, a member of the inaugural class of the EPA’s Environmental Justice Academy in 2016/17 and received certification by the Climate Reality Project in March of this year. Lowe’s presentation will address the reality of climate change and how it affects everyone.

The presentation is free and open to the public. It will take place at the nature center’s main pavilion at 2222 N. College St. in Auburn. The presentation will run from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. but those interested are welcome to arrive early or stay late for further discussion with Lowe.

The event will be postponed or canceled in the event of inclement weather; watch the center’s website or Facebook page for updates.

The event is listed on the Climate Reality Project’s online directory.

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