SANTA BARBARA The Santa Barbara chapter of the League of Women Voters this month will delve into various aspects of the climate crisis and its impact on the Central Coast.
The April 17 discussion will look into two areas of impact: sea-level rise and human health effects.
The discussion takes place from noon to 2 p.m. at the Faulkner Gallery of the Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 East Anapamu St. It is free to the public.
Sigrid Wright, executive director of the Community Environmental Council, will present an overview of a range of climate impacts expected for this region.
“It seems everyone now has a story about how climate change is affecting them and their families,” Ms. Wright said in a statement. Linda Rudolph, director of the Center for Climate Change and Health at the Public Health Institute in Oakland, will speak on health impacts.
“Climate change is a global health emergency,” she said in a news release.
Other speakers planned for the discussion include Selena Evilsizor, senior planner in the Santa Barbara County Long Range Planning Division; and Melissa Hetrick, project planner at the city of Santa Barbara and manager of the city’s Sea Level Rise Adaptation Plan.
The forum is co-sponsored by the League, Santa Barbara Public Library and the Community Environmental Council. The forum will be filmed by TVSB for live streaming on the League’s Facebook Page and its Youtube channel.