Changing Climate, Rising Seas Subject of Library Panel

Low tide sunrise on Gardiner's Bay David E. Rattray

The East Hampton Library will host a panel discussion Saturday on how residents, government, and business owners can meet the challenges of climate change — in particular here, a rapidly rising sea level. Admission is free, and a wine reception will precede the event at 4 p.m.

Linda James will moderate the 4:30 p.m. discussion. Her guests will be Daniel Bader, who is a research analyst at Columbia University’s Center for Climate Systems Research, Bram Gunther, the chief of forestry, horticulture, and natural resources for the New York City Parks Department, Gordian Raacke, the director of Renewable Energy Long Island, and Kim Shaw, the director of the East Hampton Town Natural Resources Department. One focus of the session will be on a collaborative plan for more resilient development and infrastructure.

A companion exhibition on the Hurricane of 1938 from the library’s Long Island Collection will be on view in the adjacent Tom Twomey Gallery.