Tuesday, March 19, 2013

March 28 7:00 pm Eckerd College Presidential 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. 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. 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.
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2 comments:

edip.oneil@gmail.com said...

We should be stepping back from the sea, assuming we're thinking and processing the facts.
Coastal visits are great; setting up housekeeping on the shore is not sustainable. Risky too! Think of the insurance liability.....

http://peatoneil.com said...

Not sustainable to live on the waterfront. Risky business.