Opalka GalleryThe Climate Crisis and the American Northeast

Albany, N.Y. - In conjunction with the closing of "Meander, because you can't see much while marching / Mike Glier, A 35 Year Survey," the Opalka Gallery is pleased to welcome Dr. Steven Leibo as he discusses the climate crisis and its likely impact on America's Northeastern states. The warming of the globe, a phenomenon largely caused by humanity's prolific burning of fossil fuels, has impacted the entire planet, but it is playing out differently in various regions. Leibo will discuss how local communities are already starting to face the challenge.

Steven Leibo is professor of modern international history and politics at The Sage Colleges. In addition to teaching, he is the head of the Climate Crisis Center at Sage. A former Fulbright scholar, he specializes in the relationship between Asia and the West with a focus on technology, ranging from early Chinese industrialization to climate change issues. He is an international affairs commentator for WAMC Northeast Public Radio and is currently a Climate "Mentor" for Al Gore's Climate Reality project.

Profoundly influenced by environmental issues, artist Mike Glier will be on hand in the gallery after the lecture to answer questions about the role these issues play in his work.

WHEN: Sunday, February 8, 3pm

WHERE: Opalka Gallery
140 New Scotland Ave, Albany NY 12208

COST: Free and Open to the public

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