APRIL COMMUNITY FORUM: The Climate Crisis and Our Community - Sea-Level Rise and Health Impacts

April Community Forum

Date: April 17

Time: 12 – 2 pm

Location: Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 East Anapamu Street 

How will the climate crisis affect our community? What are we seeing? What can we do? This 

forum will look at the impacts for our region overall and focus on two areas of impacts: sea-level
rise and human health effects.

“It seems everyone now has a story about how climate change is affecting them and their
families,” said Sigrid Wright, CEO/Executive Director of the Community Environmental Council.
“For some it might be the loss of a special place. For others it’s the anxiety of climate-related
disasters, or heat-related stresses. For populations already at risk – including low-income
people, women, seniors, youth, immigrants, and people of color – climate threats bring even
greater risk. In the face of this uncertainty, Santa Barbara is in a unique position to get
organized and build resilience.”

Wright will provide an overview of the range of climate impacts expected for our region at the
Community Forum. Linda Rudolph, MD, MPH, Director of the Center for Climate Change and
Health at the Public Health Institute in Oakland, CA, will speak on health impacts. Said Rudolph,
“Climate change is a global health emergency. We are seeing health impacts now in
communities across California, and these impacts will only worsen without urgent and
transformative action. The good news is that climate solutions offer big health benefits, so action
on climate can improve the health of our communities.”

Sigrid Wright: CEO/Executive Director, Community Environmental Council
Linda Rudolph: Director of the Center for Climate Change and Health at the Public Health
Selena Evilsizor: Senior Planner-Long Range Planning Division, County of Santa Barbara
Planning & Development
Melissa Hetrick: Project Planner, City of Santa Barbara, managing the City’s Sea Level Rise
Adaptation Plan

The LWVSB is co-sponsoring this forum with the Santa Barbara Public Library and the Community Environmental Council (CEC).

Community Forums are held in the Faulkner Gallery of the Santa Barbara Public Library. This April 2019 Forum will be co-sponsored by the Santa Barbara Public Library, Community Environmental Council, and the LWVSB. It will be filmed by TVSB for live streaming on our Facebook Page (@LWVSB) and continued showing on our YouTube Channel. Forums can also be viewed on TVSB's website. Sound is provided by Gary Atkins Sound Systems. Simultaneous Spanish translation provided by Transilpro.
Physical Accessibility is available at both entrances to the Library & parking is available close by.


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