Brian Fagan, Author, The Attacking Ocean: The Past, Present and Future of Rising Sea Levels
Meg Caldwell, Senior Lecturer in Law, Stanford University; Executive Director, Center for Ocean Solutions, Woods Institute for the Environment
With more than 40 percent of the world’s population living in coastal areas, the impacts of climate change and human exploitation on the world’s oceans is becoming increasingly hard to ignore. Sea levels are rising and endangering important infrastructure and homes. Coral and shellfish are struggling to survive as the waters undergo acidification caused by increased levels of absorbed CO2. Hundreds of years of increasingly efficient fishing techniques have left the oceans’ natural biodiversity severely depleted. What role do oceans play in the world’s economy? How will the changes be felt and how will they be adapted to? Is there anything we can do to slow the tide? Join us for a conversation on the impact of a changing climate on the Earth’s oceans.
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon program, 1 p.m. networking reception
Cost: $20 non-members, $48 non-members with book, $12 members, $40 members with book, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: The speakers and audience will be videotaped for future broadcast on the Climate One TV show on KRCB TV 22 on Comcast and DirecTV.