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Yes, there are Connections: Climate, Population, & COVID-19
An Online Discussion with Felicia Keesing

May 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The current Coronavirus is not the first virus in the last few decades to jump from wild animals to human beings, causing epidemics or pandemics. Think of Ebola, Zika, SARS, and even HIV-AIDS. Will we see an increasing number of these epidemics in coming years?

Join a discussion led by Ecologist and Bard Professor, Felicia Keesing, about why we are suddenly seeing more viral epidemics passed from wildlife. Ms. Keesing will explain some of the causes, such as population growth and climate change, both leading to loss of habitat, and factory farming.

“Yes, there are Connections” is presented by Rockland Sierra Club, together with 350 NJ/Rockland, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland, Rockland Citizens Action Network, and Nyack Library.

*The discussion is preceded by Sierra Club’s activist meeting at 6:30 PM.

Register  This event is free, but RSVP is required.


May 12, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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NY United States
Help us work for a cleaner, greener Rockland