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An upcoming online event of interest : A public lecture: Sea level rise and what we should do about it
I was about to post an essay about sea level rise, about which there has been both information and misinformation. Sea level rise is one of the major concerns about a changing climate.
However, I have just received a message about a public lecture to be given at the National Academy of Sciences on sea level rise, so I am going to defer that post until I have heard the lecture. Below, I have given directions on how you can register to watch it online.
The lecture will be given by Dr. Eric Rignot, one of the world’s leading glaciologists, with a special interest in the West Antarctic Ice sheet. The West Antarctic may be the biggest contributor to coming sea level rise. (Dr. Rignot has also just been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.)
The lecture will take place on Wednesday March 27th at 4 PM Pacific Daylight Time. For those on the west coast this may not be convenient and I do not yet know if it will be available as an archived podcast; if it does become available as a podcast, I will provide that information in the essay.
To register online do the following:
Click on this link: http://tinyurl.com/y4bkbfso
(This is the tiny url version of the actual very long link.)
There, you can see a more complete description of the lecture and details about Dr. Rignot’s background and credentials.
Then click on the green panel where it says Register.
You will then see a screen where there are two options: select Website participant and fill in the number of persons (1 is fine)
Then click on the green ‘checkout’ bar.
You will then be asked to fill out contact information: partly to avoid ‘bots’ and also so you will receive a reminder, along with instructions on how to listen. The registration will also allow you to be able to submit comments/questions on line.
Of course registering does not obligate you to listen or participate.
On February 10 I gave a presentation at the Unitarian-Universalist Church in Cambria, California with the title: “Dealing with Climate Change: A Moral Imperative”.
Because I had only a limited time for the presentation and could not cover all the prepared material, I am posting the full text along with the slide slow that accompanied the presentation so that interested members of the congregation may access it. But it may be that the presentation will also be of interest to other readers of this website.
You can find this material here: Essays, associated with essay #18. Please note: The yellow highlights in the text refer to the slide numbers in the PowerPoint presentation.