Past Event

Hot, Wet, and Uncertain

Fri, Jul 9 2010 - 12:00pm

Hot, Wet and Uncertain

Wieslaw Maslowski, Research Professor, Naval Post Graduate School
Will Travis, Executive Director, Bay Area Conservation and Development Commission
Andrew J. Gunther, Executive Director, Center for Ecosystem Management and Restoration

What do scientists predict the Earth will be like in a few decades? While imperfect and complex, computer models using historic data and forward projections suggest deterioration of agricultural land, crumbling bridges and flooded roads, and population shifts away from low-lying cities such as Miami and Amsterdam. How fast will Arctic ice melt? What does that mean for the rest of the world? What are governments and businesses doing in the Bay Area and elsewhere to prepare for new water patterns that paradoxically may bring too much water at times in some areas and drought in others? Join experts for a discussion of what the past and present can tell us about our future.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 11:30 a.m. Check-in, noon program
Cost: MEMBERS FREE, $20 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: Please note the speakers and audience will be videotaped for future broadcast on the Climate One TV show on KRCB TV 22 on Comcast and DirecTV.