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Live Chat with TED Speaker Vicki Arroyo: Preparing for our changing climate

TED Speaker and executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center, Vicki Arroyo, will be joining us for a special one-hour live Q&A session with the TED community!

Since much of her research didn't make it into the final video, she'll be fielding questions on the science behind her inspiring talk, as well as further discussion about what we can do to prepare our homes and cities for the new climate.

Date: Friday, October 5th
Time: 12pm-1pm Eastern time


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From Vicki Arroyo:

Again, I would like to thank Aja and the TED staff for this opportunity and those who wrote in.
For more information and to see some of the tool kits I mentioned, please visit our adaptation clearinghouse at www.adaptationclearinghouse.org. I hope this conversation helps you elevate this discussion of preparedness in your own communities – wherever you call “home.”

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    Oct 5 2012: I was listening to an Australian scientist on one our talkback radio stations and he said that the Great barrier reef has been eaten away by certain starfish that thrives in high nitrogen waters,50% of the Barrier is now gone.
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      Oct 5 2012: Coral reefs around the world are in trouble in part because of higher temperatures contributing to bleaching. But as you mention, there are already other stressors like nitrogen and other pollutant runoff, damage from boats and anchors, etc. And others are plundered for profit. So as with so many issues, the impacts of climate change just add to a list of existing stressors. It's important, then, to start tackling some of these more manageable localized stressors to try to give corals and other vulnerable species the best possible shot at being resilient to changes in temperature.

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