Speaking Event: Sea Surge

When & Where
The Commonwealth Club - SF
595 Market Street 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
June 18, 2013 - 12:00pm
415 597 6700

Brian Fagan, Author, The Attacking Ocean: The Past, Present and Future of Rising Sea Levels

With more than 40 percent of the world’s population living in coastal areas, the impacts of climate change and human exploitation on the world’s oceans is becoming increasingly hard to ignore. Sea levels are rising and endangering important infrastructure and homes. Coral and shellfish are struggling to survive as the waters undergo acidification caused by increased levels of absorbed CO2. Hundreds of years of increasingly efficient fishing techniques have left the oceans’ natural biodiversity severely depleted. What role do oceans play in the world’s economy? How will the changes be felt and how will they be adapted to? Is there anything we can do to slow the tide? Join us for a conversation on the impact of a changing climate on the Earth’s oceans.