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Are we Capable of Adapting to Climate Change and Sea Level Rise?
Start Date: 10/20/2016Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Date: 10/20/2016End Time: 2:30 PM
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Event Description:
Join Us for the First Seminar in the Fall 2016 Baruch Climate Change Series

This Free program is Open To The Public, and is sponsored by the Provost's Faculty Research Seminar

About the Program
Recent climate-science based forecasts seem to become ever more foreboding: Some NOAA scientists predict sea level rise (SLR) of as much as 9ft by 2050 -  far beyond New York City Panel on Climate Change (2015) upper estimate of 30 inches (2.5 ft) by 2050. What would NYC's coastlines look like with 9ft of SLR? Are our current development, zoning, and land-use policies consistent with adapting to expected SLR? More questions than answers arise, but transformative changes are badly needed now.

About the Speaker
Klaus H. Jacob, Ph.D., is a geophysicist and a rebuilder. He has worked at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory for over 40 years, and is a renowned earthquake, disaster and climate expert. He has a focus on disaster risk management, with most current research on rising sea levels, climate change and disaster resilient megacities. He serves on the Mayor’s New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC) and NY State’s ClimAID project. TIME Magazine named him one of 50 “people who mattered in 2012” for forecasting consequences of a SANDY-like storm on New York City a year before SANDY hit. He will be teaching a course sponsored by the Earth Institute as part of Columbia’s Continuing Education Program this Spring, called “Disaster Risk Management and Sustainable Urban Resilience“.

RSVP to Matthew.Lepere@baruch.cuny.edu or call (646)312-3231

Location Information:
Baruch College - Newman Vertical Campus  (View Map)
55 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10010
New York
Room: Room 14-245
Contact Information:
Name: Matthew LePere
Phone: 646-312-3231
Email: Matthew.LePere@baruch.cuny.edu
Klaus Jacob

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