U.S. Senator Angus King Speaks on Climate Change

U.S. Senator Angus King spoke to the UMaine community on the topic of “Maine and Climate Change: The View from Greenland.” Senator King addressed interested students, faculty, and members of the public on Thursday, November 10, for the Senator Margaret Chase Smith Lectureship on Public Affairs for 2016. He explained the causes and impacts of climate change over time, talked about seeing Greenland’s melting glaciers firsthand, and encouraged the audience to learn more about the science of climate change. After his talk Senator King responded to questions solicited from the UMaine student body, moderated by Allyson Eslin, a past Margaret Chase Smith public affairs scholar.

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Click on the arrows in the photo above for more photos of Sen. King’s lecture.
video of Senator King’s talk is available at https://youtu.be/pP8ELt4xagA.

Each year UMaine’s Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center brings to campus a person of national status to deliver a lecture in the field of civic and public life. The Senator Margaret Chase Smith Lectureship on Public Affairs was endowed in 1989 by the Margaret Chase Smith Foundation in honor of Senator Smith’s contributions to Maine and to the nation.