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Rising sea level: The crisis on our doorstep

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Monday, February 11, 2019
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19:00 – 20:30 GMT


Rising sea level will permanently alter coastlines and thus is perhaps the most profound long-term aspect of climate change affecting coastal communities everywhere, as well as the global economy. The phenomenon is often overshadowed by short-term flood events, though it will elevate those too. In this talk, oceanographer and author John Englander will highlight some surprising scientific aspects of sea level rise, including the latest projections for the coming decades, eventually many meters above present. Drawing upon his expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctica he will explain why sea level rise can no longer be stopped and why it is urgent that we commence intelligent adaptation as a high priority.

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