Chance to learn about sea-level rise

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - COMMUNITY / ENTERTAINMENT -

UPEI’s Cli­mate Re­search Lab is host­ing a se­ries of pub­lic talks by glob­ally re­spected oceanog­ra­pher and ex­pert on sea-level rise, John Eng­lan­der.

Eng­lan­der will present in­for­ma­tion he be­lieves busi­nesses on Prince Ed­ward Is­land need to know about the ris­ing sea level.

Busi­nesses should have the lat­est in­for­ma­tion about how sea level rise is go­ing to im­pact their as­sets and sup­ply chains in coastal zones and low-ly­ing in­land ar­eas. Eng­lan­der will share the sur­pris­ing facts and will ex­pose the myths about ris­ing seas to pro­vide a clear warn­ing for busi­nesses across P.E.I.

Eng­lan­der will be mak­ing three pre­sen­ta­tions while on the Is­land: Thurs­day, July 30, noon to 2 p.m., at the Hav­i­land Club in Char­lot­te­town (lunch will be pro­vided); Thurs­day, July 30, 5-7 p.m., in Room 242, Don and Mar­ion McDougall Hall, UPEI; Satur­day, Aug. 1, 11 a.m. to noon, in the He­brides Club­house in Camp­bell­ton.

Eng­lan­der’s broad ma­rine sci­ence back­ground, cou­pled with his de­grees in ge­ol­ogy and economics, al­lows him to see the big pic­ture on cli­mate and look ahead to the large-scale fi­nan­cial and so­ci­etal im­pacts, par­tic­u­larly as they re­late to sea-level rise.

He brings the di­verse points of view of an in­dus­try sci­en­tist, en­tre­pre­neur and CEO.

His best­selling book, “High Tide On Main Street: Ris­ing Sea Level and the Com­ing Coastal Cri­sis”, clearly ex­plains the sci­ence be­hind sea-level rise, the im­pend­ing dev­as­tat­ing eco­nomic im­pacts, and the “in­tel­li­gent adap­ta­tion” that all busi­nesses and coastal com­mu­ni­ties must con­sider to­day. Copies will be avail­able.

Space is lim­ited at each talk. To reg­is­ter, or for more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact UPEI’s Cli­mate Re­search Lab at cli­mate@upei.ca.

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