Date(s) - 09/08/2022
Eaton Canyon Nature Center
Char Miller presents “The San Gabriels in a Future of Drought.”
Char Miller will use historical and contemporary images to illustrate the array of impacts that the enduring drought is having, and will continue to have, on the San Gabriel Mountains and the valleys below. The news is grim: Over the rest of this century, flora and fauna must adapt, or fail, as the region heats up, wildfires flare, and the snowpack disappears. Invasive species—climate refugees—may begin to alter the once-proliferating plants and animals. Significantly, the San Gabriels are a microcosm of the global existential crisis that demands our immediate response at all levels of civil society.
Char Miller is the W.M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis and History at Pomona College. His most recent books are Natural Consequences: Intimate Essays for a Planet in Peril (out in September) and the award-winning West Side Rising: How San Antonio’s 1921 Flood Devastated a City and Sparked a Latino Environmental Justice Movement.
Information on the Pasadena Group’s hikes, outings, and conservation activities precedes the program. Doors open at 7:00 pm for socializing and refreshments. Program starts at 7:30 pm.