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Mark Jackson

Guest Speakers | Climate Change

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The Science and Service of Fire Weather

On average, fires in Southern California scorch more than 100,000 acres each year. When hot and dry Santa Ana winds combine with critically dry vegetation, the potential for large and destructive wildfires dramatically increases.

Audio Posted: January 31, 2013 | Running time: 03:20

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Donald Prothero

Guest Speakers | Climate Change

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Catastrophes: Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Tornadoes, and Other Earth-Shattering Disasters

Huge natural disasters—from earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions to floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, and blizzards—have had a profound effect on human history and civilization, often in surprising ways. According to Donald Prothero, humans have an unrealistic and irrational reaction to these natural disasters and fear the ones that are least deadly while taking for granted those that are the most likely killers.

Audio Posted: January 30, 2013 | Running time: 03:23

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Alex Hall

Guest Speakers | Climate Change

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Mid-Century Climate Change in the Los Angeles Region

Dr. Hall is a professor at University of California, Los Angeles, teaching climate-related courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He is the faculty director of the UCLA Center for Climate Change Solutions.

Audio Posted: January 30, 2013 | Running time: 03:16

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Interview on KNX 1070 News Radio / CBSLA.com

KNX Reporter Ron Kilgore recently joined NOAA National Weather Service Meteorologist Mark Jackson at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Audio Posted: November 12, 2012 | Running time: 00:38

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Henry Pollack

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The New Face of the Arctic

Henry Pollack spoke at the Aquarium on November 9, 2011 on the topic of warming in the Arctic. He is an emeritus professor of geophysics at the University of Michigan, where he served as chairman of the department of geological sciences and associate dean for research in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. He is a science advisor to former Vice President Al Gore’s Climate Project and a contributing author to the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report.

Audio Posted: July 25, 2012 | Running time: 4:44

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Rosi Dagit

Conservation Issues | Guest Speakers | Climate Change | Exhibit Pages | Penguin Habitat

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Penguins in our Watershed? Adventures in Antarctica and the Santa Monica Mountains

Rosit Dagit, who spoke at the Aquarium about the impact of climate change on sensitive species on September 1, 2011, has been a researcher with the non-profit research and education foundation Oceanites and the Antarctic Site Inventory since its inception in 1994 and a senior conservation biologist with the Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains since 1988.

Audio Posted: July 19, 2012 | Running time: 3:53

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The Arctic Fox

Animal News | Exhibits | For Kids | Climate Change | Education Audio | Exhibit Pages | Arctic and Antarctic

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Resilient and adaptable as it is, will the arctic fox be able to survive the challenges ahead?

The IUCN lists the Arctic Fox as one of the species most vulnerable to the effects of climate change in its environment.

Audio Posted: July 13, 2012 | Running time: 1:37

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LuAnn Dahlman

Conservation Issues | Guest Speakers | Climate Change | Marine Biology

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Antarctica's Climate Secrets: Drilling into the Past to Predict the Future

LuAnn Dahlman, who spoke at the Aquarium on September 22, 2011, spent a season at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, working with an international group of scientists and drillers who are doing this innovative research. Dahlman is part of the Communications and Education group at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Program Office and develops climate-related educational materials.

Audio Posted: December 12, 2011 | Running time: 3:18

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Lori Hargrove

Guest Speakers | Climate Change | Exhibit Pages | Southern California/Baja Gallery

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Climate Change Impact on Birds of Southern California

Dr. Lori Hargrove, who spoke at the Aquarium on September 15, 2011, began volunteering at the San Diego Natural History Museum in 1995 and is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the museum’s department of birds and mammals. She is working with a team on an ongoing project to document wildlife distribution and abundance in the San Jacinto Mountains and compare the results to information gathered 100 years ago.

Audio Posted: December 8, 2011 | Running time: 3:19

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Peter Ward

Guest Speakers | Climate Change | Oceanography

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The Flooded Earth: Our Future in a World Without Ice Caps

Peter Ward, who spoke at the Aquarium about the impacts of climate change on June 16, 2011, is a professor of biology and space sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle. His books include "Rare Earth: Why Complex Life is Uncommon in the Universe" and "The Medea Hypothesis: Is Life on Earth Ultimately Self-Destructive"?

Audio Posted: September 19, 2011 | Running time: 4:17

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Laurence Smith

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The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Our Northern Future

Laurence Smith, who spoke at the Aquarium on June 23, 2011, is a professor and vice-chair of geography and professor of Earth and space sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles. His book, "The World in 2050," discusses what our world might look like in forty years if current trends in population, resource demand, economics, and climate change continue.

Audio Posted: September 19, 2011 | Running time: 4:02

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Sea Level Rise Special on KFWB News 980  buttonLink

Scientists estimate sea levels could rise more than three feet by the end of this century. In California, that would mean the flooding of San Francisco International Airport, the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and much of the commercial and residential property along the coast. Find out more about this pressing issue and how to prepare through this special report by KFWB featuring Anchor Ron Kilgore and sea level rise experts: Aquarium of the Pacific President Dr. Jerry R. Schubel, Dr. Reinhard E. Flick of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and Dr. Robert S. Young of Western Carolina University.

Audio Posted: June 3, 2011 | Running time: 34:55

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Richard Somerville

Guest Speakers | Climate Change | Oceanography

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Climate Science and Climate Policy: What Do We Know and What Should We Do?

Richard Somerville is a theoretical meteorologist and distinguished professor emeritus at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. He earned his Ph.D from New York University and has received awards for both his research and his popular book, The Forgiving Air: Understanding Environmental Change.

Audio Posted: February 27, 2011 | Running time: 4:07

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Kathy Kelly

Guest Speakers | Climate Change

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Water Sector Adaptation to Climate Change

Part of our Climate Change and What it Means to California lecture series. Kathy Kelly, PE, is chief of the Department of Water Resources’ Bay-Delta Office, which plans facilities and implements actions in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to improve water quality, water supply reliability, and the ecosystem. She is a civil engineer with experience in planning and hydrologic engineering.

Audio Posted: January 5, 2011 | Running time: 2:45

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