Larry Schweiger, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation presents a public lecture on Thursday, October 15th. He discusses global warming and wildlife conservation, and their intersection with faith. Schweiger also discusses and signs his new book entitled "Last Chance: Preserving Life on Earth."
Schweiger speaks not just as a conservation leader but also as an outdoors lover, parent, and grandparent. He describes the causes behind climate change and its effect on wildlife, ecosystems, and human life. The talk is presented by the Sewanee Environmental Institute, and the public is welcome.
In his book, Schweiger breaks down the science behind global climate change and takes readers from Lake Erie to the icebergs of Greenland, and from Congress to America’s classrooms and farmlands. He uses science and common sense to appeal to minds and hearts, and offers a plan of action to deal with climate change. Ultimately, the book reminds us that we have a duty to think and act as the Earth’s caretakers, not just its inhabitants. All author proceeds are donated to National Wildlife Federation.
Larry Schweiger is president and chief executive officer of the National Wildlife Federation, America’s largest conservation organization. He also serves on the board of directors of the Alliance for Climate Protection. Prior to rejoining NWF, Schweiger was president and CEO of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and was with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Earlier in his career, Schweiger headed the Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee for the Pennsylvania General Assembly.