Dates: Dec. 8, Jan. 12, Feb. 9
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
The Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series provides concise, comprehensive presentations on climate change and other research conducted worldwide by scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Scripps scientists are exploring Earth's mysteries in hundreds of research projects under way on every continent. Learn about science at Scripps and join researchers on their paths to discovery.
Monday, Dec. 8
The Forgiving Air: Understanding Environmental Change
Richard Somerville, Scripps Distinguished Professor Emeritus
**Special 6 p.m. Book Signing**
It might be a great comfort if Earth and its climate were constant. They are not, having changed naturally for as long as the planet has existed. Now, the earth's nearly seven billion people are such a potent force that their influence on the global environment has begun to rival that of Mother Nature. Join Richard Somerville as he weaves critical findings in climate science into a more accessible story, making the most important issues of our time understandable to all. At 6 p.m., Somerville will sign copies of his book, The Forgiving Air: Understanding Environmental Change, which will be available for purchase. More information: http://richardsomerville.com
Marine ecosystems such as coral reefs would be negatively impacted by a more acidic ocean.
Monday, Jan. 12
Acidic Oceans: Why Should We Care?
Andrew Dickson, Scripps Marine Chemist
As a result of human activities, levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are higher now than they have been for millions of years. But the atmosphere is not the only resting place for it. The ocean absorbs almost half of the carbon dioxide emitted by human activities, changing its chemistry in ways that may have significant effects on marine ecosystems. Join Scripps marine chemist Andrew Dickson as he explains what we know - and what we don't - about this emerging problem.
Monday, Feb. 9
Future Stewards of Our Planet
Scripps Oceanography Fellowship Students
Learn about the challenging work of several fellowship students at Scripps Oceanography. Explore topics as diverse as climate science, coastal oceanography and earth science. The students will give brief presentations on their research discoveries and share visions for the future of their work.
Perspectives lectures are intended for a lay audience. Birch Aquarium admission and parking are included. Light refreshments will be served.
Past lectures air on UCSD-TV and broadcast to more than 16 million viewers via satellite and cable television. Past lectures also can be found on YouTube. For more information, visit: http://ucsd.tv/oceanscience
Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for global science research and education in the world. Now in its second century of discovery, the scientific scope of the institution has grown to include biological, physical, chemical, geological, geophysical, and atmospheric studies of the earth as a system. Hundreds of research programs covering a wide range of scientific areas are under way today on every continent and in every ocean. The institution has a staff of more than 1,400 and annual expenditures of approximately $195 million from federal, state, and private sources. Scripps operates oceanographic research vessels recognized worldwide for their outstanding capabilities. Equipped with innovative instruments for ocean exploration, these ships constitute mobile laboratories and observatories that serve students and researchers from institutions throughout the world. Birch Aquarium at Scripps serves as the interpretive center of the institution and showcases Scripps research and a diverse array of marine life through exhibits and programming for more than 430,000 visitors each year. Learn more at scripps.ucsd.edu and follow us at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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