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The Stinging Truth Behind Blooms of Sea Jellies
Dr. William (Monty) Graham is a Senior Marine Scientist at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab near Mobile, Alabama. He received his doctorate in Biology from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1994. Dr. Graham has broad expertise in the field of Biological Oceanography and zooplankton ecology. His published works range from edited volumes of scientific papers to children's books on topics such as jellies behavior, feeding, and economic impacts of jelly blooms on fisheries. Most recently, his research has been on the role of climate in jellies-fish dynamics.
Sea Level Rise: The Chatham Story
Bill Sargent is a consultant for the NOVA Science series and author of Sea Level Rise: The Chatham Story. Formerly Director of the Baltimore Aquarium and a research assistant at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Sargent has taught at the Briarwood Center for Marine Biology and at Harvard University.
Global Population and Climate Change
Dr. Seager is the president and CEO of Population Connection. Dr. Seager believes there is a clear connection between human population growth and virtually every global challenge from poverty to climate change and from species extinction to the political instability of failed nation-states.
Conserving marine species and ecosystems
Marine protected areas are found throughout the oceans of the world. They may carry different names – parks, refuges, reserves, sanctuaries – but all serve to preserve and protect the ocean’s biodiversity and ecosystems. The Aquarium of the Pacific and its sister institutions are assisting in the search for possible new marine protected areas along the southern California coast.
Forecast: The Consequences of Climate Change
Stephan Faris is a freelance journalist and author who specializes in the developing world. From the invasion of Iraq and genocide trials in Rwanda to oil woes in Nigeria and Internet censorship in China, he has covered all of these events and more. Faris earned a Masters degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He is now based in Rome.
The Great Warming
Brian Fagan is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and widely acknowledged as the world's leading archaeological writer. His many books include The Rape of the Nile, The Adventure of Archaeology, and four books on ancient climate and human society, including the bestselling The Little Ice Age and The Great Warming. He is also the author of Fish on Friday: Feasting, Fasting, and the Discovery of North America as well as the widely used Cruising Guide to Central and Southern California.
Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Energy from the Sea
Daniel Botkin is a scientist who studies life from a planetary perspective. He writes about nature, and is one of the world’s leading researchers who has helped solve major environmental issues. Dr. Botkin is a research professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology at the University of California Santa Barbara and president of The Center for the Study of the Environment. For 39 years, as a Ph. D. ecologist, Botkin has tried to understand life on the Earth. He has studied moose in the far north, elephants in Africa, bowhead whales in the northern ocean, and forests in North and Central America. Botkin has worked as a professional journalist and has degrees in physics, biology, and literature.
Addressing CO2 issues through ocean fertilization
Dr. Margaret Leinen is the Chief Science Officer of Climos, Inc., a company leveraging natural processes to reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Between 2000 and 2007, Dr. Leinen managed the Geosciences Directorate, the second largest at NSF, that funds the majority of new publicly funded research initiatives in ocean, atmospheric and earth science in the United States. Before going to the National Science Foundation, Dr. Leinen was Dean, Graduate School of Oceanography and Vice Provost for Marine and Environmental Programs at the University of Rhode Island. Dr. Leinen is also a well-known researcher in paleo-oceanography and paleo-climatology.
Scientists and kids explore global warming
Lynne Cherry is a conservationist and the author and/or illustrator of over 30 award winning books that teach children to respect Planet Earth, help them learn how they can make a difference in the world they will inherit, and motivate them to act. Gary Braasch, a recipient of the Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography, is a nature-photojournalist who connects with the natural world through his photographs of environmental issues and conservation, nature, biodiversity, ecosystems, and climate change.
Climate Change: NOAA Scientists Predict the Future
The National Ocean and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA), under the direction of Vice Admiral Conrad Lautenbacher, Jr., USN (Ret), is charged with analyzing and predicting the nation’s climate and weather now and into the future. Admiral Lautenbacher explains how NOAA agencies are responding to the need to help society understand, plan for, and respond to climate variability and change.
Policy and technology alternatives for controlling climate change and its impact globally and in California.
Tom Bowman is one of the premier interpreters of global warming science, impacts, and solutions. Tom led the design teams that created hands-on climate exhibitions for the Marian Koshland Science Museum, the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC, and the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, CA. Policymakers and the design press have acknowledged these award-winning exhibitions for bringing balanced, authentic science to the public in engaging ways.
Director of the Center for Biological Diversity’s Climate, Air, and Energy Program
As the director of the Center for Biological Diversity’s Climate, Air, and Energy Program, Siegel is well versed in the effects of global warming.