Science Lecture Series: Past, present and future changes in weather and climate in the Northeast US

50 registrations allowed.
49 people currently registered.


1/17/2019 → Gather and refreshments at 6:30pm, Lecture begins at 7:00pm


Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center
195 New Karner Road
Albany NY, 12205

Event Type:

Discovery Center Program

Event Description:

Suitable for adults

Results from analysis of quality-controlled meteorological station data show a trend towards a warmer climate with increased summer maximum temperatures, increased winter minimum temperatures, and more frequently occurring heavy rain events in the northeast US. Scientists can now distinguish with a high to moderate degree of confidence that these trends are consistent with human’s influence on climate through the emissions of greenhouse gasses. Projections of future climate trends based on climate model simulations indicate that this trend is going to continue as global temperatures continue to rise. Some important environmental consequences of the regional climate trends include changes in the length of the growing season, changes in the survival rate of mosquitos and ticks, and potential changes in habitat zones for native plants and animals. Coastal regions are at higher risk of storm surges due to sea level rise. Join us this evening for an engaging lecture on these topics by Dr. Oliver Elison Timm, Research Associate Professor in Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences at SUNY Albany.

Reservations are required for all public programs.

Fee: Free! Reservations required for all attendees (regardless of age). Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Make reservations by calling 518-456-0655 or visit

Please plan to arrive at least 5-10 minutes before the start of the program to check in.
Groups with 8 or more people, please call us for special accommodations.

Note: Programs begin promptly at times listed. If you make a reservation for a program and then decide you will not be able to attend please call us or cancel your reservation online to open up those spaces to others.

While leashed pets are permitted on marked trails, we ask that visitors not bring pets to our educational programs.

CANCELLATION POLICY: No refunds for programs with fees. It is, however, permissible to send or designate another person to use your program reservation.

DIRECTIONS TO APB DISCOVERY CENTER: From I-87 take exit 2W (Rt 5 West, Central Avenue). Follow Rt 5 for about 2 miles then turn left onto Rt 155 (New Karner Rd). Continue on Rt 155 for about 1.2 miles. The Discovery Center is located on the left at 195 New Karner Road. (518)456-0655