“Climate Change, Sea Level Rise and Impacts” is the subject of a talk by retired Belfast High School teacher Lawrence “Lucky” Greenleaf Thursday, Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Belfast Free Library. The lecture is the latest in a series of monthly events sponsored by the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition.

“It is time for planning along the coast of Maine,” Greenleaf said. “Time to recognize the impending changes and the potential need for adaptations in our Penobscot Bay Region.”

He will discuss how a warming climate can result in rising ocean levels which, in turn, will cause eventual flooding of low-lying coastal areas, as well as increased erosion of soft-soil shorelines. The meeting is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Greenleaf earned a bachelor’s degree from UMaine at Farmington and a master’s degree in education at UMaine Orono. He taught earth and environmental science at Belfast Area High School, and in 1984, was named Maine Teacher of the Year. In 2000, he received the Maine Science Teacher Association Award. Greenleaf is a member of the American Meteorological Association, and an online education facilitator/mentor.

The Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition is a group of individuals working to support conservation and stewardship of natural, scenic, historic and public access resources in the watershed through research, community-building and education.