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September Monthly Gathering: What Ice Sheets Hate, and Why You Should Care,

September 25, 2018

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Anacortes Senior Center, 1701 22nd St.

Thawing permafrost, thinning sea ice and retreating glaciers all signal changes that have become the “new normal” for the colder parts of our planet. These changes continue to affect the daily lives of arctic residents but now that the large ice sheets have also begun to lose ice rapidly, billions more people are being impacted along coasts throughout the world as sea level rises faster and faster. Observations of this accelerating ice loss have surprised the experts and confounded the predictive models that decision makers might rely on to take action.  The distant future is easy to forecast—less ice on Earth—one million years of paleoclimate data say so, but more detail is needed.  Direct field studies have identified a number of causes for the sudden awakening of the ice sheets.  Yet all have a common element, which will be explained in the lecture, and demonstrated by the audience.  It’ll be fun, educational and the facts will affect your life—whether you attend the lecture or not!
Dr. Robert Bindschadler’s career spanned over 30 years at NASA where he retired in 2010 as the Chief Scientist of NASA’s Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Laboratory and a Senior Fellow of the Goddard Space Flight Center.  A Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, he remains active in public lecturing and in developing more effective means of communicating scientific understanding.  He has led major multi-institutional and international research projects, most recently a major ice-sheet modeling study for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. During his distinguished NASA career, he developed numerous unique applications of remote sensing data for glaciological research.  His extensive field experience includes leading 18 Antarctic field expeditions to study dynamics of the West Antarctic ice sheet and has both a major West Antarctic ice stream and East Antarctic glacier named to honor his scientific accomplishments.  He has testified before Congress, briefed the U.S. Vice President, and published over 160 scientific papers, including numerous review articles.


Fix-It Days 2018

September 29 - Last one this year!

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Anacortes Farmer's Market: At The Depot : 7th St. & 'R' Ave,

During the summer Anacortes Farmer’s Market season, TF&F volunteers staff a booth on the last Saturday of each month. They donate their labor to help us re-use by repairing objects that still have life in them – lamps, small appliances, whatever a handyman can fix.

Your donation for this work goes to support the Anacortes Family Center, a shelter for homeless women and children.

  • You get to reduce, re-use, recycle and repair with your tax-deductible donation.
  • The planet gets to breathe a bit.
  • Your community is strengthened by your financial donation.

We call that a win/win.

Got a broken appliance you’re hoping to repair? Or a lamp that needs attention? How about those two watches that need new batteries? Broken or chipped items that need mending? “If you can set it on the table, we’ll have a go at it (although toasters are discouraged).”

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Transition Fidalgo and Friends’ mission: to raise awareness of and develop solutions to the challenges of climate change, energy uncertainty, and economic instability. Transition Fidalgo & Friends promotes a move away from fossil fuels through decreasing demand, increasing efficiency, supporting renewable energy, and fostering the local production of food, energy, and goods.