First for McCaulay - Environmentalist to break ground in address to CIN Lecturer Series
Small island developing states such as those of the Caribbean have consistently held that a world warmed beyond 1.58C could severely impair their survivability, given climate threats such as sea level rise and extreme weather events, the likes of which hurricanes recently experienced.
Environmentalist Diana McCaulay is expected to underscore this point when she makes a presentation on the dangers of global warming at the 13th annual CIN Lecture Series in New York.
McCaulay's presentation is expected to focus on how Jamaica and other Caribbean islands can withstand the debilitating effects of global warming, which has been blamed for the recent cavalcade of hurricanes, Irma and Maria, causing massive destruction.
McCaulay is the first female presenter at the CIN Lecture Series, which has been held for the past 12 years at the Schomburg Centre for Research in Black Culture in New York.
Other presenters over the years have included prime ministers Edward Seaga, P.J. Patterson, and Bruce Golding; businessmen Lowell Hawthorne, Douglas Orane, and Don Wehby; and social scientists such as Trevor Munroe, Rex Nettleford, and Robert Hill.
Admission to the event is free.