Environment Erie co-hosted a climate panel titled, "Climate Change in Action" at Penn State Behrend in conjunction with Behrend's School of Humanities and social sciences.
The crowd was comprised of students, faculty and community members and heard from members of the Community Resilience Action Network of Erie (CRANE). The experts include Brittany Prischak and Joy Knapp from the Erie County Department of Planning, Amber Stillwell from the Regional Science Consortium, Sara Stahlman from PA Sea Grant, and Leann Sestak from Environment Erie. Additional members of CRANE are the Green Building Alliance and the PA DEP.
While climate change is more evident and felt along the coastal communities, Erie is also experiencing effects from climate change. Changes include increase in intensity of rain events, decrease in annual Great Lakes ice coverage, and increase in heat waves. For more information about climate and impacts, go to www.pacrane.org