TEDxMarin Online: The Climate Crisis/Realities and Solutions

Jun 25, 2020

07:30 PM - 09:30 PM

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TEDxMarin Online: The Climate Crisis/Realities and Solutions, June 25th at 7:30PM, online to registered attendees only

Advisory TEDxMarin has made this Climate Change program a VIRTUAL event only in support of our collective efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19.

ALL TICKET HOLDERS will be sent a private link and passcode prior to the event to watch this program.

This Program will discuss: How sea-level rise and extreme heat will play out in the Bay Area, new research on decarbonization solutions and economic impacts of various solutions including inaction, what the Government is planning or NOT, future energy technologies and where possible and quicker solutions may be found, and what human migration projections look like. We will also explore the emotional and human element of “adaption" to our new realities.


PAUL SAFFO Forecaster / Futurist will HOST the evening and will discuss the competing debate on climate science and what solutions and technologies may be coming in the near future.

REP JARED HUFFMAN- Congressman for California’s 2nd Congressional District will discuss what Governments role can and should be, and what efforts are being planned at the governmental level now

KRISTINA DAHL Ph.D. Senior Climate Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists. Kristina will discuss the difficult choices we will wrestle with, including what are we willing to endure in the name of adapting to climate change if the ways of life we’re accustomed to, are increasingly limited by the conditions outdoors.

DR. KATHARYN BOYER Ecologist, Coastal Climate Resiliency Expert: To discuss the local impacts of sea-level rise to the Bay Area, and adaptation efforts underway to buffer wave energy and reduce shoreline erosion while restoring wildlife habitat.

JONATHAN KOOMEY Ph.D. Researcher, Author, and Entrepreneur will discuss: Measuring Success and the Economic Implications of Climate solutions.

Plus a moderated conversation segment.

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