Nobel Prize-winning climate scientists will speak March 27-28
Florida is flat and the seas are rising:
Join world-renowned Nobel Peace Prize climate scientists for three special engagements in March:
March 27 11:30 am - Sarasota Tiger Bay Club Luncheon
SEA LEVEL RISE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: COASTAL VULNERABILITY AND RISK MANAGEMENT
A panel discussion with business and community leaders on the vulnerabilities of our natural and built environments to sea level rise and the challenges and opportunities for risk management.
March 27 5:30 pm - New College of Florida New Topics Seminar
SEA LEVEL RISE IN FLORIDA: IS IT TIME TO START BUILDING THE ARK?
An engaging multi-media presentation on the latest science and projections for sea level rise in Florida. What factors affect sea level? If sea levels continue to rise, how might we adapt to or mitigate the risks to our natural and built environments? What approaches are being tried in other parts of the world?
March 28 7:00 pm Eckerd College Presidental Events Series
SEA LEVEL RISE IN FLORIDA: MITIGATION, ADAPTATION OR RETREAT?
In the wake of Superstorm Sandy and the estimated $60 billion in damage, a timely and stimulating conversation with examples from the Netherlands, Australia, Vietnam, the Mekong Delta, the cities of Venice and London, and the east, west and Gulf coasts of the U.S.
Dr. Pier Vellinga is Professor of climate change and flood risk at Wageningen University and in climate change and societal implications at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam.
Dr. Henry Pollack is Professor of geophysics (emeritus) at the University of Michigan, where he taught for more than forty years. Henry travels regularly to Antarctica.
Don't miss this rare opportunity to learn from two of the world's leading experts about the latest science and projections for sea level rise in Florida and how we might adapt to or mitigate the risks to our natural and built environments.