Commonwealth National Podcast

Hot, Wet and Uncertain

Duration: 
1:09:13

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
Greg Dalton, Commonwealth Club VP, Founder of Climate One, Moderator

 

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.

 

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on July 9, 2010

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