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Aja B.
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Happening Now: Live Q&A with TED Books Author Daniel Grossman on "Deep Water" and the Science of Rising Sea Levels

*** Live Q&A with Author Daniel Grossman: Tuesday, August 21st, 1pm-2pm EDT (New York Time) ***

We're starting a regular TED Book discussion group here on TED Conversations. Would you like to join us?

For the next two weeks, we'll be using this space to discuss Daniel Grossman's new book on the science of rising sea levels, "Deep Water". The TED Books are designed to be read in a single sitting, so it should be a quick read, and it will give us a good shared starting point for a broader discussion on climate change and what the future holds for our planet.

These are short eBooks, available for Kindles, Nooks, and iPads/iPods/iPhones. I believe you can also read Kindle books on your Mac or PC now, and if you have an iOS device, there's a new TED Books app.

Download options: http://www.ted.com/pages/tedbooks_library
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008R8U1LU/

At the end of our two-week discussion, author Daniel Grossman will be joining in for a Live Q&A session to share his thoughts and answer any questions we might have.

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Closing Statement from Aja B.

Many thanks to Daniel Grossman and all our participants! This was an interesting and educational journey. To learn more about Dan's work, you can visit his website here: http://dangrossmanmedia.com

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    Aug 21 2012: Does rising sea levels cause accelerated coastal erosion as is the case of where my tribes territory is on a headland of a harbour,the biggest in the southern hemisphere.
    • Aug 21 2012: I'm be curious to hear about the territory of your tribe. Of course rising sea level should cause extra erosion. There are other ways that climate change is also changing seashore erosion. In Alaska, famously, certain towns have had shorelines eroded due to reduced sea ice in the winter.
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        Aug 21 2012: There's no actual study i know of of the harbour that says it's due to rising levels and i could be flying a sailess kite but the locals all say they have noticed the inner harbour's low clay cliffs have been eroding faster than usual also the headwaters have a natural high sand bank that makes the harbour unusable for heavy traffic,it's what saved it from becoming another polluted statistic.

        My uncle before he died told me that at sometime in the future our land will become an island,i believe him as he witnessed 60 years of life there.I will try to gather as much official data as i can and pass it on to you.
        • Aug 21 2012: Ken: It is true that we must be careful not to attribute everything bad that we don't understand to climate change. On the other hand there are many bad things that can't be foreseen right now. For instance, I reported on a penguin researcher in Antarctica who is studying how reduced sea ice on the Antarctic Peninsula is causing greater precipitation, which is making it harder for Adelie penguins to raise chicks (as they need snow-free beaches to nest).

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