Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 7:00p -
The New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
Lectures & Conferences, Social Good
WHAT: In the upcoming lecture, “Extreme Events and Climate Change: What We Know and What We Can Do,” Dr. Ellen Douglas will introduce three truths about climate change that will help us better understand the impacts. The first is that small changes with global temperatures can have a bigger effect than extreme changes. We have seen this occur with record-breaking events and extreme weather events across New England and the nation over the last decade. The second is that carbon dioxide emissions have embedded a certain amount of change in the climate system that we now need to adapt to. And, thirdly, we have to account for climate change in all our planning and design to prevent more problems later.
WHO: Dr. Ellen Douglas is a hydrologist and engineer with broad expertise in the analysis of water-related issues. Her research interests include evaluating the impacts of climate change on New England hydrology, assessing the vulnerability of coastal communities to flooding, improving methods for sustainable water resource management, and monitoring the performance of river restoration through dam removal. She was awarded a 2013-14 Fulbright Scholarship and worked in Australia on a water research project. Her lecture is co-hosted by the League of Women Voters of Boston and Massachusetts and the University of Massachusetts Boston School for the Environment.
WHEN: Thursday, September 14 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM
WHERE: New England Aquarium Simons IMAX Theatre, Central Wharf, Boston
HOW: Pre-registration is encouraged on the Aquarium’s website, http://www.neaq.org/learn/lectures/upcoming-lectures/
or call 617-973-5200 for more information.
NOTE: The Aquarium Lecture Series is presented free to the public through the generosity of the Lowell Institute. Registration is requested. Most lectures are recorded and available for viewing on the New England Aquarium YouTube channel. This lecture is co-hosted by the League of Women Voters of Boston and Massachusetts and the University of Massachusetts Boston School for the Environment.
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