The League of Women Voters Park Rapids Area (LWV) and the Beagle and Wolf Books current events book club are having a joint discussion Wednesday, Sept. 8 about global and local climate change.

The discussion will be held at 5:30 p.m. in a hybrid format, in person or via Zoom. Send an RSVP to to attend.

Discussion will center on the film “A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future” by David Attenborough.

“It seems to me that in the 1960s, June in Park Rapids meant sweatshirts and long pants in the morning, then shorts or swimsuits by noon, but back to sweatshirts by evening,” said Carolynne White, a member of LWVPRA who grew up and retired in the area.

“The night always cooled off for sleeping,” White added. “I didn’t know anyone who had air conditioning, especially not in their cabins. We didn’t seem to need it. There was usually at least one week of constant rain or drizzle, too. But this summer, their air conditioning is so welcome and I’m glad I have an irrigation system for my garden.”

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Attenborough, who worked with BBC for nearly 70 years, is known for beautifully photographed nature documentaries: “Our Planet,” “Planet Earth II,” “Blue Planet II,” etc. They deal with the impact humankind is having on the planet.

“A Life on Our Planet” is available on Netflix, and the DVD may be available at the library. It depicts the filmmaker’s personal memories of the places he has filmed over the last 70 years and amazing changes he has seen on the planet.

A book version is also available at the library and in bookstores.