Fall lecture series at the Seymour Center will focus on global climate change

The Fall Lecture Series at UC Santa Cruz's Seymour Marine Discovery Center will focus on climate change and global warming, with six speakers providing a range of perspectives on climate science, the effects of global warming, and policy options.

Lisa Sloan, professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, will give the first lecture in the series.
The lectures will take place on consecutive Thursday evenings, October 5, 12, and 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the La Féliz Room at the Seymour Center. There will be two speakers each evening. Admission is $6 for the general public and $4 for members. For tickets and information, call (831) 459-3800.

Thursday, October 5

Future Climate and Environmental Change in California: A Climate Modeler's View

Lisa Sloan, Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, UC Santa Cruz

Identifying Human Influences on Global Climate

Benjamin Santer, Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Thursday, October 12

Achieving a Low-Carbon Society

Dan Kammen, Professor of Public Policy, UC Berkeley

Climate Science and Public Policy in California

Amy Luers, Climate Impact Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists, Berkeley

Thursday, October 19

Global Warming: What Do We Know and How Do We Know It?

Richard Somerville, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego

The Population Factor

Martha Campbell, Codirector, Center for Entrepreneurship in International Health and Development, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley

This lecture series is sponsored by Aptos Animal Hospital and UCSC's Center for the Dynamics and Evolution of the Land-Sea Interface (CDELSI).

Proceeds from the lectures help fund the Seymour Center's education programs. The Seymour Marine Discovery Center is a science education center located at UCSC's Long Marine Laboratory. Overlooking the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the Seymour Center features aquariums, exhibits, touch tanks, an 87-foot blue whale skeleton, a gift and book shop, and more. Visitor programs include docent-led tours, field trips, and workshops. The center also offers school programs, teacher training, summer youth programs, and opportunities for college students. Information is available online at http://seymourcenter.ucsc.edu or by calling (831) 459-3800.