Dr. Michael Oppenheimer to speak at Beach SAMP Meeting, May 3rd at 6:00pm

The Beach SAMP team is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Oppenheimer will join us to share insight on emerging climate science and trends.

Please join us for the next Shoreline Change Special Area Management Plan (Beach SAMP) meeting:
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
URI Narragansett Bay Campus, Corless Auditorium
Building #2 on this map 

Biography for Dr. Michael Oppenheimer

Excerpt from Bio:
Oppenheimer is a long-time participant in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, serving recently as a coordinating lead author of both the IPCC’s special report on extreme climate events and disasters (called SREX) and the Fifth Assessment Report. Oppenheimer has been a member of several panels of the National Academy of Sciences and is now a member of the National Academies’ Board on Energy and Environmental Studies. He is also a winner of the 2010 Heinz Award and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

His interests include science and policy of the atmosphere, particularly climate change and its impacts. Much of his research aims to understand the potential for “dangerous” outcomes of increasing levels of greenhouse gases by exploring the effects of global warming on the ice sheets and sea level, on the risk from coastal storms, and on patterns of human migration. He also studies the process of scientific learning and scientific assessments and their role in problems of global change.

Pizza will be served at 5:30 p.m. in lobby of Corless Auditorium
Please RSVP if you plan on attending to beachSAMP@etal.uri.edu