The Nature Conservancy and The New York Academy of Sciences are partnering for a second year to present a series of public fora on conservation and conservation science issues of moment. This panel is the first in the three-part series will convene world-class thinkers for discussions on several of the most pressing global challenges our planet faces.
The impacts of Hurricane Sandy on New York City and surrounding areas has many urban planners and officials thinking about adapting cities to the effects of climate change in much more urgent and radical terms. What does the science tell us with confidence that cities should be doing to prepare for these effects– particularly if they are much more intense than previously assumed? And what role can natural habitats play in helping cities prepare?
WHEN: Thursday, January 24 6:30 – 8 PM
WHERE: 7 World Trade Center 250 Greenwich Street, 40th floor New York, NY 10007-2157
David Biello, Scientific American (moderator)
Simon Hales, University of Otago
Nicole Maher, The Nature Conservancy
Rob McDonald, The Nature Conservancy
James S. Russell, Bloomberg News, author, “The Agile City”
William D. Solecki, Hunter College