Daniel Kahneman, the Nobel Prize-winning psychologist known for his work on behavioral economics and the psychology of decision-making, has said that if one were to design a problem that our minds are not prepared to deal with, it would be climate change. Psychologically, we are not equipped to manage threats so distant, abstract, and disputed and it is challenging for society to comprehend the severe forecasted impacts.
However, climate change is manifesting itself in ways that are local, concrete, and undisputed. Scientists say that the Gulf of Maine is warming faster than 99 percent of the world's large bodies of saltwater, weather patterns and seasonal trends are changing, and fish and animal migrations in the region are being affected. Exactly what is happening on the ground right now in Maine and New England? What impacts will climate change have on Maine's businesses and overall economy? What adaptations and innovations are stemming from these changes?
Join us for a discussion of the economic impacts of climate change on iconic Maine activities and industries.