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Webinar: What's so bad about Rising Tides? Teaching Sea Level Rise
Wednesday 17 June 2020 - 03:00pm - Wednesday 17 June 2020 04:00pm
About the webinar

Is sea level rise really something we need to worry about?
As an educator, how can I teach this stuff?
In this webinar, we will look at the past and future sea level rise, and its link to anthropogenic climate change, and how to present this topic to students and the public in an educational context. We will also address the question of predicting climate change over the next decades and centuries. We will then look at some of the expected impacts in low-lying coastal zones, in terms of coastal submersion, accelerated coastal erosion, saltwater intrusion, and how sea level rise combines with other consequences of climate change to create new risks. This webinar will be helpful for teachers and educators who are new to the subject, as well as to those with a science background hoping to improve their communication skills to the general public.

About the Presenter

Sebastian Weissenberger is a professor of environmental sciences at Université Téluq, previously at Université de Moncton and UQAM. He works mainly on climate change adaptation, coastal zone management, scientific communication and teaches several online and on-campus courses on various aspects of climate change.

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