public policy

[ July 23, 2009; 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] In this installment of the Stanford Summer Science Lecture Series, on Thursday, July 23, 2009, Margot G. Gerritsen, Assistant Professor of Energy Resources Engineering will be speaking on “State of Energy Address—Are We on the Right Track?”

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Under a new study released by the Pacific Institute, rising sea-levels over the next century will “inevitably change the character” of the California coast. The study attempts to gauge the impacts of sea-level rise upon plants and animals, humans, and infrastructure, and finds that if no action is taken losses from flooding and erosion will approach $100bn.

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