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New Event: Science Solutions for a Planet in Peril

From: Laura
Sent on: Monday, January 14, 2008 12:08 PM
Announcing a new event for San Diegans Who Care about the Environment!

What: Science Solutions for a Planet in Peril

When: Thursday, January 24, 6:30 PM

Event fee: USD8.00 per person

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Event Description: Special Presentation
Birch Aquarium at Scripps Lecture Explores
Science Solutions for a Planet in Peril
Scripps Institution of Oceanography/UC San Diego

Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008
6:30-8 p.m.
Science Solutions for a Planet in Peril
Charlie Kennel, Scripps Oceanography distinguished professor
Public: $8
Students/Educators: $5

How can we solve the environmental challenges facing Earth?

Join distinguished professor Charles Kennel of UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography for a special Jan. 24 presentation at Birch Aquarium at Scripps as he explores ways that scientists can use technology to create solutions that address climate change, biodiversity loss, sea-level rise, drought and flood cycles, and other environmental challenges.

In the last half century, advances in economic and social well-being came at the cost of vastly increased use of natural resources. Faced now with a highly threatened environment, natural and social scientists must work more closely together. Kennel will discuss how the ongoing convergence of earth science, biology and social science "enabled by information technology" could lead to a new awareness of Earth's systems that will enable coordinated responses to the global environmental challenges that face us all now and in the future.

Kennel is a distinguished professor of atmospheric science at Scripps Oceanography. He was the founding director of the UCSD Environment and Sustainability Initiative (ESI), an all-campus effort that embraces teaching, research, campus operations and public outreach, and the chairman of ESI's International
Advisory Board. Kennel was the ninth director of Scripps Oceanography, serving from 1998 to 2006.

RSVP at[masked] to reserve a spot. The lecture is intended for a lay audience. Birch Aquarium admission and parking are included. Light refreshments will be served.

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Visit Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Location: 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, Calif.
Phone: [masked]-FISH
Website: http://aquarium.ucsd.edu
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
Directions: From Interstate 5, exit at La Jolla Village Drive.
West one mile. Left on Expedition Way.
Parking: Birch Aquarium offers three-hour courtesy parking.

Learn more here:
http://environment.meetup.com/301/calendar/7113826/

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