NRDems Forum: The New Sea Around Us: Assessing the impacts of climate change on our oceans and coasts

Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017 Time: 01:30 PM Location: Capitol Visitor Center HVC 215

The science clearly shows that climate change is already having significant impacts on oceans and coasts around the United States. Increasing temperatures, corrosive waters, and sea level rise pose growing threats to fisheries, biological diversity, and coastal communities and infrastructure. The forum will feature a panel of scientific experts and stakeholders from across the country who can answer questions on the latest science, provide tangible examples of climate change impacts, and discuss the future of ocean resources.

Expert panel:

  • Margaret Barrette, Executive Director, Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association
  • Dr. John Bruno, Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Dr. Keryn Gedan, Assistant Professor, George Washington University
  • Dr. Tessa Hill, Professor, University of California at Davis

With remarks from:

  • Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.)
  • Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.)
  • Rep. Charlie Crist (D-Fl.)
  • Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.)
  • Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)