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Baruch College Hosts Climate Change Seminar Series

"The State of U.S. Climate Adaptation"


Adam Parris


NEW YORK, NY-February 23, 2015 - The Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College hosts “The State of U.S. Climate Adaptation,” part of its Climate Change Seminar Series, on Thursday, February 26.

Adam Parris, Director, Jamaica Bay Science and Resilience Institute, will describe the Adaptation chapter of the National Climate Assessment and the development of the executive order that requires all federal agencies to develop Adaptation plans. He will reconcile these efforts with Adaptation that's happening on the ground through Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). He will also discuss the U.S. role in Adaptation science and research through the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

CUNY Chancellor James B. Milliken said, "Jamaica Bay is a beautiful, ecologically complex habitat for both salt-water and fresh-water fish, wildlife and plants. Long under stress by urban development, the bay faces new threats from rising ocean levels. These factors make it a crucial laboratory for the Science and Resilience Institute."

The seminar is designed to explore the variety of issues the local community will face as the climate changes, discuss ways to best reduce carbon emissions and prepare for the future, and consider collaborative and creative strategies for addressing climate issues. The seminar will meet bi-weekly, and through a partnership of researchers across the three schools of Baruch, the seminar participants will develop innovative research projects, applications for CUNY and extramural research funding and new courses.



WHAT: The State of U.S. Climate Adaptation

WHEN:   12:30 p.m to 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 26, 2015

WHERE: Baruch College, Room 14-285, Newman Vertical Campus
               55 Lexington Avenue at 25th Street






About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 18,000 students, who represent 164 countries and speak more than 129 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to




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