The First Ohioans and Climate Change
Wednesday, April 26, 2023 | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Coshocton Public Library - Large Meeting Room
Come join the Coshocton Public Library as we host a partnership program provided with support from the Coshocton Friends of the Library and the Ohio Humanities Council to feature Dr. Bradley Lepper for his presentation on the First Ohioans and Climate Change.
Humans first entered the Ohio Valley sometime after 20,000 years ago. These hardy American Indian pioneers adapted to the New World they found and, over the succeeding millennia, shaped many aspects of their environment. With the Industrial Revolution and the intensive burning of fossil fuels, including Ohio’s rich coal deposits, humans began to be active agents in changing the very climate of the Earth in ways that could prove to be disastrous for many species, including our own. Can humans and the civilizations we have created find ways to adapt to these profound changes or possibly even undo the damage we have caused?