The Cultural Crisis of Climate Change: Q&A With Dr. April Beisaw

“Past climate changes have created the ruins of civilizations on which we build mythologies of disappearance. These past cultures changed when the climate did. We are trying to resist those changes. That is the crisis.” Dr. April Beisaw will be a panelist for “Planning Ahead in the Anthropocene” June 18 at 7:00 PM at Beacon Institute’s Center for Environmental Innovation and Education, Denning’s Point, Beacon.

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Environmental History of the Susquehanna Valley Around the Time of European Contact

The Native Americans inhabiting the Susquehanna Valley of New York and Pennsylvania are now known as the Susquehannock, and history often depicts them as greedy and violent—willing and able to attack anyone from the Chesapeake Bay to the St. Lawrence River. But, does this accurately describe the Susquehannock, or is it merely another dehumanized narrative? April M. Beisaw will be a panel member for Planning Ahead in the Antthropocene on June 18, 7:00 PM at CEIE.

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