The Palm Springs Public Library will host a three-part lecture series on the effects of climate change starting two weeks from today, a library spokeswoman said.
The free series, which will be presented in partnership with the National Parks Conservation Association, will show how climate change could “transform our desert national parks and what role locally generated renewable energy can play in addressing climate change and meeting our energy needs,” said library spokeswoman Julie Warren.
The first presentation, at 6 p.m. on Sept. 25, will feature Chris Clarke, an environmental journalist and founder of the group Desert Biodiversity.
His lecture,”In the Old Growth Desert,” will focus on the long life of desert plants and the effects climate change has on their survival.
On Oct. 16, Joshua Tree National Park physical scientist and geologist Luke Sabala will speak about “Groundwater and Alternative Energy in the Southwest Desert.”
On Dec. 11, Debra Hughson, science adviser for the Mojave National Preserve, will speak about “Drought and the Drying Landscape.”
Seating for the lectures is first-come, first-served, Warren said.