The National Center for Atmospheric Research invites you to join us for the fourth event in the NCAR Explorer Series - our new public lecture series.
On October 15th, get the inside scoop on Coral Reefs and Climate Change, with NCAR's Scientist, Joanie Kleypas.
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Our hands-on exhibits about weather, climate, and the Sun-Earth connection will be open for viewing before the talk (staff will be on hand to answer your questions)
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Talk by Joanie Kleypas, PhD: "Coral Reefs and Climate Change - An Ecosystem Meets its Match"
5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Questions & conversations
Since the beginning of the industrial revolution, the Earth’s average temperature has been rising, and the ocean's pH has been declining. Climate change is often recognized by melting ice in polar regions and changes to glaciers. But climate change also affects the tropical oceans and ecosystems. Warmer ocean temperatures and ocean acidification are affecting coral reef ecosystems worldwide. Come and learn how climate change affects coral reefs and what scientists are doing to find solutions.
For more information visit: NCAR Explorer Series Webpage
Admission is free, however seating is limited. In order to ensure a seat in the lecture hall, please obtain a free Evenbrite ticket. A sign language interpreter will be present at the lecture.
If there are no tickets remaining, we encourage you to join the waitlist. There are typically several people with tickets who do not show up to the events, hence waitlisted individuals have a good chance of being able to fit in the Main Seminar Room.