Aquarium’s Jerry Schubel to lead symposium on climate change • Long Beach Post

Updated to correct the event’s check-in time.

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Aquarium of the Pacific president and CEO Jerry Schubel will give a keynote address and moderate a panel of ocean and climate experts from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, when the League of Women Voters hosts its fifth annual Climate Change Symposium at the aquarium’s Ocean Theater.

This year’s symposium theme is “Climate change is here: What are we doing about it?” and will feature Schubel’s address followed by speakers Holly Jean Buck, a research fellow at UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability; Lynne Talley, professor of Physical Oceanography at Scripps Institute of Oceanography; and renowned climate scientist and oceanographer Bill Patzert, who retired last year after 35 years at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

The panelists will present some of their findings on climate change and its effects, with particular attention given to the Long Beach community, much of which is threatened in the near term due to sea-level rise.

The last hour of the symposium will feature the experts in a panel discussion and Q & A with audience members.

The event is free, but seating is limited, so reservations are required. Call or text 562-548-4010, or email [email protected] Attendees’ names will be at the front entrance of the Aquarium, and check-in begins at 2 p.m.

The symposium will also be streamed live at the aquarium’s website.

Tim Grobaty is a columnist and the Opinions Editor for the Long Beach Post. You can reach him at 562-714-2116, email [email protected], @grobaty on Twitter and Grobaty on Facebook.

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