Monday27Mar 2017

Climate Change: Implications and Adaptations Globally and Locally

Panel discussion feat. Dr. Jerry Schubel of Aquarium of the Pacific and Dr. Katharine Mach, formerly of IPCC

Monday, March 27, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
2017-03-27 15:00 2017-03-27 16:30 America/Los_Angeles Climate Change: Implications and Adaptations Globally and Locally BK 404 Beckman Hall 404 - George Bush Conference Center

Free to attend

BK 404

Beckman Hall 404 - George Bush Conference Center

General Public

Everyone is welcome to attend

An overwhelming majority of scientists agree: climate change is happening. What are the implications for communities and how will we adapt to it?

During this panel discussion, you’ll gain a global and local perspective on the implications of climate change and how communities are adapting to our changing world. The discussion will feature Dr. Jerry Schubel, president and CEO of Aquarium of the Pacific, and Dr. Katharine Mach, formerly of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and it will be moderated by Head of Life and Environmental Sciences Faculty at Chapman University, Prof. Jason Keller, Ph.D.

All are welcome to attend this informative event. Afterward, you’ll have a chance to turn your new knowledge into civic engagement during a networking reception with local and campus organizations addressing climate change issues. 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Beckman Hall 4th Floor Lobby and Patio.

Jerry R. Schubel, President and CEO of the Aquarium of the Pacific
At the Aquarium of the Pacific, Dr. Schubel has created the Aquatic Forum that brings together scientists, policymakers and stakeholders to explore alternative ways of dealing with important, complex, and often controversial environmental issues facing California and the nation. The most recent Aquatic Forum was one of the first attempts to apply the Obama Administration’s recommendation of coastal and marine spatial planning (CMSP) to the waters off Southern California. Other forums have focused on preparing cities and individuals for sea level rise and other climate change issues, the looming seafood crisis and aquaculture, droughts and ocean desalination, sustainable energy, and more.

He is president and CEO Emeritus of the New England Aquarium, and from 1974 to 1994 was dean of Stony Brook University’s Marine Sciences Research Center. For three of those years he served as the University’s provost and is Distinguished Service Professor emeritus. 
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Katharine Mach, Senior Research Scientist at Stanford University
Katharine Mach is a Senior Research Scientist at Stanford University and a Visiting Investigator at the Carnegie Institution for Science. Advancing foundations for action, her research is focused on integrative assessment of climate change risks and response options. The goal is innovating and evaluating new approaches to assessment, simultaneously applying them to inform decisions and policy. 

From 2010 until 2015, Mach co-directed the scientific activities of Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which focuses on impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability. This work culminated in the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report and its Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation. The associated global scientific collaborations have supported diverse climate policies and actions, including the Paris Agreement. 
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  • Bolsa Chica Conservancy
  • California Coastal Commission
  • Chapman University's Mission Environment student organization
  • Chapman University Sustainability Office
  • Chapman University's Strategic Environmental Communications Lab
  • Citizens' Climate Lobby
  • Sierra Club

This event is part of an interdisciplinary collaboration with Wilkinson College's Interstices: An Exploration in Creativity.

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