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Climate change researchers to discus Florida's options: Mitigation, adaptation or retreat?

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Lecture: Sea Level Rise in Florida
When: Thu, March 28, 7pm – 9pm
Where: Fox Hall, Eckerd College, 4200 54th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33711


Pier Vellinga, Ph.D.
Professor in Climate Change and Flood Risk, Wageningen University; Amsterdam Professor in Climate Change and Societal Implications, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam

Henry Pollack, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Geophysics, University of Michigan

In the wake of Superstorm Sandy and the estimated $60 billion in damage, two of the world's leading climate change scientists will offer their insights through a lecture presentation. Dr. Vellinga was lead author of several chapters and Dr. Pollack a contributing author in the assessment reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. As one of the first scientists to publish on climate change and its implications regarding water and energy in the eighties, Dr. Vellinga is the chairman of the Knowledge for Climate research program and vice chairman of the Climate Changes Spatial Planning program, both of which support the Netherlands government and companies with operational knowledge required for investment decisions related to climate change adaptation and mitigation. Dr. Pollack travels regularly to Antarctica and has conducted scientific research on all seven continents. In 2010, he wrote the book A World Without Ice which provides an analysis of climate change science. In 2003, he wrote Uncertain Science ... Uncertain World.

Admission is free. First-come, first-served seating will be available. Tickets and reservations are not required. For more information: 727-864-7979, events@eckerd.edu or visit the Eckerd College website.

Sponsored by ASPEC and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Eckerd College (OLLI)