July 25 panel in Pittsfield to explore climate change

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PITTSFIELD — Three experts in climate change will unpack the issue and suggest ways to take action locally during an event hosted next week by The Berkshire Eagle and the Berkshire Museum.

The July 25 panel will include journalist Elizabeth Kolbert, climate scientist Kim Cobb and Olivia Georgia, director of the City as Living Laboratory. It will be held at the South Congregational Church in Pittsfield.

The event is part of The Eagle's "Conversation Series" and the museum's "Voices and Visionaries" program.

Kolbert, of Williamstown, is author of "The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History" and has written about climate change for The New York Times and The New Yorker.

Cobb, a Pittsfield native, is a professor in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology and directs the school's Global Change Program. Georgia runs the City as Living Laboratory program in New York City.

Members of the public can purchase tickets to just the panel at 6:30 p.m., or to a full night of entertainment through the Berkshire Museum.

The museum will host a reception before the panel. After the talk, those ticket holders will return to the museum from the church across South Street for dinner and an opportunity to speak with panel members.

The discussion will be moderated by Berkshire Eagle Executive Editor Kevin Moran.

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