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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 Bogdanoff

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: Personally it would make us hurt inside to lose my countries native flora as it is one of the last to exist that gave modern science a look into the possible conditions of the triassic era,sad for the world as is the rest of the planet.
    • Aug 21 2012: We often hear people saying, the Earth has been warmer in the past, so what difference does it make. The difference is that ecosystems have developed to live in current conditions. We will lose those ecosystems if the conditions change.
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      Aug 21 2012: Hey Ken, sorry to butt in. Not sure how to join conversation. 19:48 GMT. Watching conversation and loving it.
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      Aug 21 2012: Ken you are so right about the flora and fauna of N.Z.being so important to the world. With the destruction of the rainforest in South Americas some of the species and eco-systems may be replicated in N.Z. by seeds etc carried over on the Pacific currents but there is no way N.Z. could supply the needs of the world.
      Been referring other people to National Permaculture of N.Z. website to do with the thread about feeding people in urban enviroments. Have lots of ideas about the filtering and condensing elements in the Southern hemisphere given lack of mountains in Australia and huge amounts of desert plus implications of mineral mining in Western Australia.

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