Sharing the PBI Conservation Message in Florida
Dr. Steven Amstrup, senior scientist for Polar Bears International, and I shared the PBI conservation message with friends of the Gasparilla Island Conservation and Improvement Association this past week. Dr. Amstrup came to Boca Grande, Florida to talk about the changes taking place in the arctic. I shared a series of images from the Arctic Documentary Project and Steve followed up with scientific facts that were delivered in a non-confrontational, matter-of-fact way which garnered a very positive response from the 75-100 person crowd. See more photos of the event. Read the article by the Boca Beacon newspaper.
Steve is really the perfect person to be delivering this message. He’s such a personable guy, with a wealth of first-hand knowledge on the subject of climate change. He originally didn’t believe in the changes himself but was convinced after studying the science that was being produced by other world-class experts that he had a high degree of respect for. His delivery is straight-forward, non-judgemental and easy to understand. He won many converts the night of our talk at the Boca Grande Community Center.