RALEIGH — The News & Observer will explore during its next Community Voices forum: “Rising Seas: How will climate change affect the North Carolina coast?” the daily newspaper reported.
The forum, which will feature comments by and debate between panel members followed by questions from the audience, will be 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the North Carolina Museum of History.
The event is free and open to the public, but please register in advance
The panelists will be the following:
- Orrin Pilkey, who has written extensively on climate change and sea-level rise. In 2016, he published his latest book on the topic, “Retreat from a Rising Sea.”
- Astrid Caldas, a senior climate scientist in the Climate and Energy Program of the Union of Concerned Scientists. He
- Todd Miller, founder and executive director of the North Carolina Coastal Federation, a nonprofit that works to preserve clean water and wetlands along the coast.
- Greg Rudolph, the shore protection manager in Carteret County. Rudolph served on the Coastal Resources Commission’s Science Panel, where he was a co-author of the most recent Sea-Level Rise Assessment Report.
- Stanley R. Riggs, a professor of geology at East Carolina University who has been doing research on coastal systems since the 1960s and co-author of the 2015 book, “The Battle for North Carolina’s Coast, Evolutionary History, Present Crisis and Vision for the Future.”
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