MIIS Lecture: "The Sky Is Not Falling, but the Seas Are Rising"
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MIIS hosts a free lecture by Dr. Brendan P. Kelly entitled The Sky Is Not Falling, but the Seas Are Rising on Thursday, September 14, 6pm-7:30pm at Irvine Auditorium in the McCone Building. Advance registration is requested.
What is up with our climate? Arctic ice is melting fast with global impacts on sea level, weather, and agriculture. What is happening now and what can we do to protect ourselves and future generations? What can we expect locally and globally in the coming decades? Dr. Kelly will discuss past and present drivers of the earth’s changing climate.
Dr. Brendan P. Kelly is a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Blue Economy at MIIS and Executive Director of the Study of Environmental Arctic Change, a U.S. program with a mission to study Arctic change through collaboration with the research community, funding agencies, and other stakeholders.
Dr. Kelly is a marine ecologist with a focus on sea ice environments. He has participated in and led collaborative research in the North Pacific Ocean, the Arctic Ocean, the Sea of Okhotsk, the Baltic Sea, and Antarctica. Currently, he serves on the National Academy of Sciences’ Polar Research Board.
This event is co-sponsored by the Citizens' Climate Lobby, the Center for the Blue Economy, and the Hayward Sustainability Speaker Series, supported by a generous grant from Nancy Eccles and Homer M. Hayward Family Foundation.