More interesting talks around UW this week

“Can an Acerbic Congress Deal with Acidic Oceans?”
WHEN: Thursday, February 17 at 4:30 pm
WHERE: 102 Fishery Sciences
SPEAKER: Brain Baird, U.S. Congressman
DETAILS: Ocean acidification has been called “the other CO2” problem because it gets far less attention than climate change but may be even more destructive to the planet. Congressman Brian Baird, former chair of the House Science and Technology’s subcommittee on Energy and Environment, and author of the Federal Ocean Acidification Research and Monitoring Act of 2009, will discuss the environmental implications of ocean acidification and the policy and political demands of meeting this challenge. This issue is particularly acute for our region, where the latest research has shown acidification levels much higher than had been predicted and where adverse environmental impacts are already being observed.

OTHER INFORMATION: This is a part of the Bevan Series on Sustainable Fisheries

Allison Schultz, University of Washington, Department of Geography, 14 February 2011. Web site.

1 Response to “More interesting talks around UW this week”

  1. 1 Jean-Pierre Gattuso 16 February 2011 at 17:53

    The title of this talk is unfortunate because, despite the process of ocean acidification, the oceans are alkaline and will not become acidic (pH lower than 7) even in the distant future.

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