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Climate Crisis Teach-In

PROGRAM

8:30 a.m. Coffee, bagels, fruit and mingling
9:00 a.m. Bill Schreiber, “Introduction, Basic Climate Science, Basic Chemistry of Climate Change”
Catherine Duckett, “How Does Past Climate Change Help Us Understand the Present?”
9:30 a.m. Randy Abate, “The Plight of Climate Refugees: Rising Seas, Melting Ice, and Inadequate Legal Protections”
10:00 a.m. Pedram Daneshgar: “Climate Change Impacts on Plants and Plant Communities”
10:30 a.m. Golam Mathbor, “Effects of Global Climate Change on Bangladesh and Implications for Other Countries”
11:00 a.m. Walter Greason, “ADRIFT: Climate Change and the African Diaspora in the 21st Century”
11:30 a.m. Peter Reinhart, “The Impact of Climate Change on Real Estate”
12:00* p.m. Kayla Lewis, “Why Climate Models are Trustworthy”
12:30 p.m. Nancy Mezey, “Global Capitalism and the Anthropogenic Causes of Climate Change”
1:00 p.m. Panel Discussion
Megan Delaney, “Climate Stress and Mental Health”
Courtney Werner and Patrick Love, “Climate Rhetoric and Persuasion”
Heide Estes, “What Can You Do?”
2:00 p.m. Coffee and Snacks
2:15 p.m. Panel Discussion
Jason Adolf, “Climate Change Impacts on Oceans”
Keith Dunton, “Climate Impacts on Fish and Fisheries”
Sean Sterrett, “Climate Change Impacts on Reptiles and Amphibians”
3:30 p.m. Tom Herrington, “Determining the Onset of Chronic Flooding in Coastal Communities”
4:00 p.m. Depart for Red Bank Climate March, Riverside Park, Front Street, beginning at 5:00 p.m.
Walk (or otherwise proceed) to Elberon train station (1.4 miles) to take the 4:34 p.m. train
We welcome faculty, students, staff, friends, and companions.

“Just Beachy” – DiMattio Gallery – Rechnitz Hall

ALL DAY: A public participatory art installment that highlights the effects of Hurricane Sandy and shares the stories of residents impacted.

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – Opening Reception – Rechnitz Hall

* Vegetarian and Vegan salads and snacks will be offered.

 

Council of Endowed Chairs Fall Lecture

Future generations, wildlife, and natural resources – collectively referred to as “the voiceless” in this presentation – are the most vulnerable and least equipped populations to protect themselves from the impacts of global climate change. This presentation first identifies the common vulnerabilities of the voiceless in the Anthropocene era. It then proposes how the law can evolve to protect their interests more effectively through a stewardship-focused and rights-based system derived from the mandate inherent in the concept of sustainable development.

This presentation, sponsored by the Monmouth University Council of Endowed Chairs, is drawn from Professor Randall S., Abate’s forthcoming book, which will be published by Cambridge University Press in October 2019.

Future of the Ocean Symposium and Champion of the Ocean Awards Luncheon

The Urban Coast Institute (UCI) will host its 15th annual Future of the Ocean Symposium and Champion of the Ocean Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, October 22, at Wilson Hall.

With a theme of An Ocean for All: Ecosystems, Economies & People,  the symposium will assemble nationally recognized experts to share insights on the research, science and technology priorities necessary to ensure our oceans continue to thrive ecologically while serving an expanding cross-section of users.

Monmouth University President Emeritus and UCI Ocean Policy Fellow Paul G. Gaffney II will moderate a panel discussion with perspectives from the ports/maritime, offshore wind, ocean sciences and marine conservation communities. Rear Admiral Timothy Gallaudet, deputy director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will deliver plenary remarks. The panel will include Bradley Campbell, Conservation Law Foundation executive director and former New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection commissioner; Scott Glenn, distinguished professor in the Rutgers University Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences and co-director of the Center for Ocean Observing Leadership; David Hang, Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind president; and Bethann Rooney, deputy director, Port Department, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.

At the subsequent luncheon, the UCI will honor three symposium speakers with Champion of the Ocean Awards. The UCI will present its highest honor, the National Champion of the Ocean Award, to Gallaudet; the Regional Champion of the Ocean Award to Campbell; and the Coastal and Ocean Leadership Award to Glenn.

The symposium will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Wilson Hall Auditorium. The luncheon will directly follow the symposium from noon to 2 p.m. in the Wilson Hall Versailles and Pompeii rooms.

Tickets are required for the luncheon, with proceeds supporting student research activities through the UCI Scholars Program.

For additional information, contact Karl Vilacoba at 732-571-3688 or kvilacob@monmouth.edu.

Urban Coast Institute Marine & Environment Speaker Series

Money, Mandate, and Water Management

with

Professor Keith Rizzardi, St. Thomas University School of Law

 

Professor Keith Rizzardi from St. Thomas University School of Law will speak about climate change, rising sea levels, and professional ethics. Discussions will also include insights into how the historic commitment to water management in South Florida has dramatically decreased and considerations on how water managers can best prepare before the next disaster strikes in the future.

For more information, contact Doris Meyer, Urban Coast Institute, at 732-263-5662 or dmeyer@monmouth.edu.

Our Ocean and Beaches: A Record of Success and New Challenges to Face

Please Note: This event if free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Event Schedule

Registration & Coffee: 9:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Program: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Program Participants

  • Moderator: Joseph M. Kyrillos,  State Senator (Ret.) and Monmouth University Public Servant-in-Residence 2018-19

PANELISTS:

  • Chris Daggett, Former Regional Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
  • Cindy Zipf, Executive Director of Clean Ocean Action
  • Tony MacDonald, Director of the Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute

 

Climate Change, Coasts & Communities Symposium

The “new normal” of increased storm events, flooding, sea level rise, and coastal erosion from climate change presents daunting adaptation challenges for New Jersey in the years ahead. This symposium features leading experts in climate change adaptation law and science to discuss lessons learned from other states and countries to assist New Jersey in navigating these challenges.

Topics will include:

  • S. and Australian case studies in coastal adaptation;
  • Public health dimensions of coastal adaptation;
  • Human rights impacts to vulnerable coastal communities;
  • Climate change impacts to “voiceless” communities (future generations, wildlife, and natural resources);
  • Strategies to combat climate change-induced and other anthropogenic factors in eutrophication of coastal marine ecosystems, and the impacts to ecosystem services and the communities who depend on them.

Visit the symposium web site for a full list of speakers and more event details. Admission is free for Monmouth employees and students (registration required), $35 for the general public, and $25 for Monmouth alumni and non-Monmouth students. (Cost covers Wednesday evening reception and Thursday breakfast, lunch and refreshments.)

For more information, contact Professor Randall S. Abate at 732-571-3641 or rabate@monmouth.edu.