Watch French-language coverage on the Monaco Channel of an Oct. 10-12 event at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage, Calif. in which Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, Director Margaret Leinen joined heads of state, climate scientists, and diplomats in a discussion of the consequences of two climate change-related phenomena, sea-level rise and ocean acidification. While an official statement from retreat participants, including Prince Albert II of Monaco, is in preparation, Leinen said after the event that the participants acknowledged that "governments, regional decision-makers, communities and the public require accurate and actionable information on which to base their adaptation strategies."
Click here for coverage and video of the Oct. 12 post-retreat press conference.
The retreat was capped by the 7th Annual Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation Awards in which leaders in climate change, renewable energy, and biodiversity research were honored. Among the honorees were ocean explorer Sylvia Earle and Caroline Pollock of the International Union for Conservation of Nature.