The Wild Center and Climate Disruption
The Wild Center is deeply committed to understanding and helping all of us appreciate the gravity of current changes in the Earth’s climate, and our potential responses.
For many years, climate scientists have told us a story that is not easy to hear. There is a disruption taking place that will have a profound impact on the Adirondacks. The entire natural system that we work to describe is already undergoing changes.
As a science center we have an absolute charge to monitor and understand our subject matter. We believe that a wider understanding of climate disruption is the best way we can foster informed decisions that have the potential to reduce the scale of climate-related damage to the Adirondacks.
Baseline Greenhouse Gas Inventory for the Adirondacks
Every plan to solve a problem starts with defining the problem. The Wild Center commissioned one of the largest regional carbon audits in the United States, covering the entire 10,000 square miles (26,000 square kilometers) of the Adirondack region. The numbers are startling, and show where solutions lie.