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The Seafood Lover’s Dilemma: Having your fish and eating it too

More than a billion people rely on seafood as a main source of protein. How can we maximize sustainable production from aquaculture and wild-caught seafood and ensure thriving and diverse marine ecosystems—all in the face of pollution, climate change, and increasing demands for protein-rich food? EDF Chief Scientist Dr. Steven Hamburg discusses some of the latest scientific research about how to confront this dilemma.


Steve Hamburg, Chief Scientist

This Webinar was recorded on: Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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What’s better than an evening with three tenors? Lunch with three climate scientists!

A newly released report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concludes that no place on earth has escaped the impact of climate change; that additional warming could threaten crops and food security; and that humans and other species have no choice but to adapt.

EDF recently hosted a lively conversation with three top climate scientists about the reality, the risks—and what needs to happen now.


Steven Hamburg, Ph.D.
EDF Chief Scientist

Michael Oppenheimer, Ph.D.
Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs, Princeton University

Stephen Pacala, Ph.D.
EDF Trustee; Frederick D. Petrie Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Director,
Princeton Environmental Institute, Princeton University

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Lessons from Sandy: Facing a future of extreme weather and climate change

Steven Hamburg, Ph.D., Chief Scientist
Michael Oppenheimer, Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School and the Department of Geosciences at Princeton University

Hurricane Sandy put climate change back in the national spotlight, after a year of record drought, wildfires and high temperatures. In fact, 2012 is likely to be the hottest year since accurate record-keeping began. And as Sandy’s $50 billion estimated price tag demonstrates, the cost of doing nothing is far greater than the cost of taking action.

What does Sandy mean for the future of our planet? Please join noted scientists Steven Hamburg and Michael Oppenheimer to discuss what the science is telling us and what we can do today to rein in climate change and prepare for extreme weather in our communities.

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Extreme Weather and Climate Change – What will it mean for your community?

Eric Pooley, Sr. Vice President – Strategy and Communications
Steven Hamburg, Ph.D., Chief Scientist

2011 was a year of extreme weather with record-breaking heat and droughts, unprecedented flooding and snowstorms, and ferocious hurricanes. In a recent report, some of the world’s top researchers provided the strongest evidence yet that climate change is bringing us wilder and more dangerous weather — and that it’s likely to get worse over the next century.

Please join EDF’s Steven Hamburg and Eric Pooley for a discussion of the report’s findings, what the extreme weather trend means for your community, and what we can do.

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