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Nautical Nights: The Impact of Climate Change on the Oceans

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Thursday, March 18th, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

This is a virtual Zoom presentation--watch from the comfort of your own home!


This month's speaker is Bob McDonald.


To purchase $5 tickets: https://store.mmbc.bc.ca/collections/digital-programs/products/virtual-nautical-nights-speaker-series


The world ocean has been moderating the Earth's climate for billions of years, providing warm conditions for the dinosaurs and bringing us out of the frigid grip of ice ages. Today it is acting as a buffer by absorbing most of the excess carbon dioxide produced by humans and slowing the rate of global warming. But this comes at a cost. The CO2 combines with sea water making it more acidic, bleaching coral reefs and eroding the shells of mollusks. Now, as surface waters heat up, they provide fuel for tropical storms which are becoming stronger and reaching farther inland. This presentation will look at the two way relationship between the ocean and the climate both past and future.


About Bob McDonald:


Bob McDonald has been bringing science to the public for more than 40 years. In addition to hosting Quirks & Quarks, the award-winning science program that is heard by 500,000 people each week, McDonald is also science correspondent for CBC TV's The National and host of the children's series Head's Up. He was also host of the CBC Children's series Wonderstruck. He has written and hosted numerous television documentaries and more than 100 educational videos in Canada and the United States.


As a writer, he has authored five bestselling science books, and contributed to numerous textbooks, magazines, and newspapers (including The Globe and Mail). His latest book is An Earthling's Guide To Space: Everything you wanted to know about black holes, dwarf stars, aliens and much more.


McDonald has been honoured for his outstanding contribution to the promotion of science within Canada. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada and a recipient of the Queen's Jubilee Medal. " He has been awarded the Michael Smith Award" from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, the "Sir Sanford Fleming Medal" from the Royal Canadian Institute, and the "McNeil Medal" from The Royal Society of Canada. He also won a 2008 Gemini Award for "Best Host in a Pre-School, Children's or Youth Program or Series."

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Location: Maritime Museum of BC
744 Douglas Street, Victoria
This event is for Adults, Teens, Seniors, Singles, Student / College
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