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THE NEXUS OF OUR CLIMATE, OCEANS, AND SECURITY: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
With Retired Rear Admiral Jonathan White, United States Navy, oceanographer and President/CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership in Washington, DC
4 p.m. Wednesday, March 24
Climate change and harmful maritime activity are stressing our ocean, planet and nation, which in turn are diminishing our security and prosperity in many, interconnected ways. These impacts are compounded by increases in global population and associated competition for resources. Rear Admiral (Ret.) Jon White will describe the impact of these threats to our national security and what is being done (and what more can be done) to enable a secure and sustainable future for us all.
THE COASTAL REAL ESTATE RECKONING IS ALREADY HAPPENING
With Professor Benjamin Keys, Rowan Family Foundation Associate Professor of Real Estate at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania
4 p.m. Wednesday, April 21
Is a U.S. coastal housing bubble bursting? Under most climate forecasts, the question is not if but when property values will reflect expected sea level rise. In this talk, Professor Keys will describe research on how climate change is affecting housing and mortgage markets in coastal Florida, one of the most vulnerable coastline in the world with over 300,000 homes worth over $145 billion at risk to sea level rise. Solutions to restore confidence in coastal markets include substantial infrastructure improvements and asset repositioning to address the reality of rising seas.
Inglis addresses the role of the Eco-Right and free-market approaches to addressing climate challenges