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SCPA 1st Thursday - Program Topic - CLIMATE CHANGE

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SCPA 1st Thursday Program May 3rd 6:30 - 9pm at the Henegar Center, 625 E. New Haven Avenue Melbourne, Florida 32901.

Tonight's Program Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE - Adapting to sea level rise and our changing climate - why isn't anything being done?

FEATURED SPEAKER: Randall Parkinson PhD, Chairman of The Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program and Space Coast Climate Change Initiative will discuss climate change science and the human fingerprint. Discussion to be followed by a review of broadly accepted global sea level rise predictions, the fate of Florida's coastal communities and what needs to be done to ensure effective adaptive management plans.

"During the 21st century climate change will present significant challenges to Florida residents by influencing nearly every aspect of our lives and the natural systems around us. The most obvious challenge to coastal communities will initially be increasing rates of sea-level rise and catastrophic storm landfall." http://spacecoastclimatechange.com/mission.html

Randall Parkinson Bio:
PhD Marine Geology and Geophysics University of Miami
M.S. Geology University of Iowa
B.S. Environmental Science Cornell College

Chairman, Selection and Management Committee, Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program 
Registered Professional Geologist, State of Florida
Associate Professor of Geological Oceanography, FIT 1987 - 2000
Consulting geologist, 2000 - present

Randall's professional focus has been on effective management and protection of coastal resources. He actively works and has published in the fields of climate change and sea level rise for nearly 3 decades. Randall moved to Brevard County in 1987, is married, and has one son.

www.climatecentral.org
An amazing 26-second video depicting how temperatures around the globe have warmed since 1880.

FIRST THURSDAYS of every month, 6:30 - 9pm at the Henegar Center, downtown Melbourne,
625 E. New Haven Avenue Melbourne, Florida 32901

START TIME 
6:30pm announcements.

GROUPS: You're invited to make a 1-3 minute informal presentation on your mission, current or upcoming events, petition efforts, etc. Bring literature and other materials to share. Info sharing & networking are the purpose of the evening!

PROGRAM begins at 7pm.

Location : Henegar Center, 625 E. New Haven Avenue Melbourne, Florida 32901.

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