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A climate science perspective on global sea level rise

November 8 2017, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A climate science perspective on global sea level rise. John Englander, an oceanographer and leading expert on sea level rise, provides a big picture climate science perspective on sea level rise and the need for adaptation. Hosted by SFU.. About the Octopus's Garden Series at SFURegions around the world are experiencing climate change impacts such as droughts, floods, wildfires, and heat waves, while planning for the long-term effects of sea level rise and coastal storms. These stressors are driving damages and increased costs for communities, and increasing the risk of mass migration.Building on the success of the Resiliency and YOU talk, this series, runs until November 2017 and features experts on sea level rise from a variety of backgrounds who will address ways we can adapt and build resilience, with a focus on local to global challenges and solutions. Topics to be addressed include the science and physical challenges to sea level rise, local, provincial and international preparations and initiatives, climate refugees, traditional knowledge and indigenous responses to sea level rise, and finally what to expect globally - and what we can do about it locally.This event is free, but you must register to attend.Register with Eventbrite.. Event Details. Location: 580 West Hastings, Vancouver