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Climate Change and Bay Area Wildlife

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Date:
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Time:
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
Brian Rice
Location Details:
Latino/Hispanic Community Room at the San Francisco (Main) Public Library
100 Larkin St. at Grove, San Francisco

San Francisco, CA - Climate change has emerged as one of the most pressing challenges facing the world today. Scientists predict that global warming will become a leading cause of species extinction over the next several decades. On Tuesday December 16th a panel of experts and scientists will provide local perspectives on the threat climate change and global warming poses to imperiled Bay Area wildlife at the San Francisco Public Library beginning at 6:00 PM. This educational event will feature speakers from a the Institute for Fisheries Research, Gulf of Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, California Academy of Science, Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) and Golden Gate Audobon.

Topics of discussion will include the plight of some of the most important wildlife species threatened by climate change in the Bay Area, including the Pacific Salmon and local marine mammals and birds. The California Academy of Science will give a global report on the devastating impact climate change plays on wildlife in general, and experts from the Golden Gate National Recreation Area will speak about the dangers facing the 16 imperiled species located within the GGRNA, a national park located in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin Counties.

The event is free and open to the public, and coincides with the Irreplaceable: Wildlife in a Warming World, a nation-wide traveling photo exhibit and campaign dedicated to raising awareness and recognition of the severe threat of climate change and global warming to imperiled species, currently on display at the San Francisco Public Library through December 30th.

For more information please visit http://www.irreplaceablewild.org.
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