New season of environmental talks kicks off at Sewickley Library

Thursday, January 10, 2019 | 4:02 PM

The Sewickley Public Library welcomed back Ed Schroth for his popular environmental degradation talks on Wednesday nights.

Mr. Schroth, who taught environmental sciences in the Quaker Valley School District and Duquesne University, focused January’s talk on “Tracking Climate Change with the Help of Henry David Thoreau.” Providing examples of data recorded by Thoreau in his 19th-century writings, Schroth discussed how higher temperatures and shifting precipitation patterns have altered growing seasons over the centuries and how those shifts have rippling effects throughout the environment.

The ED Talks series continues this winter:

  • Wednesday, February 13 – Storm Water and Acid Rain
  • Wednesday, March 13 – For the Good of Soil

The program takes place in the Community Room at the Sewickley Public Library at 7 p.m. each evening.

For more information, contact the library at 412-741-6920.