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Sea level rise in deep history

Hosted by SFU and featuring Haida Elder Captain Gold and Chief Ian Campbell from the Squamish Nation. Join us and hear about the Haida stories of sea level rise and flooding in Haida and Squamish territory.

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September 21 2017, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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Simon Fraser University, Centre for Dialogue, Asia Pacific Hall, 580 West Hastings St


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You can watch it live-streamed on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ENVSFU/. It will also be available as a podcast and YouTube video after the event.

About the Octopus’s Garden Series at SFU

Regions around the world are experiencing climate change impacts such as droughts, floods, wildfires, and heat waves, while planning for the long-term effects of sea level rise and coastal storms. These stressors are driving damages and increased costs for communities, and increasing the risk of mass migration.

Building on the success of the Resiliency and YOU talk, this series, runs until November 2017 and features experts on sea level rise from a variety of backgrounds who will address ways we can adapt and build resilience, with a focus on local to global challenges and solutions. Topics to be addressed include the science and physical challenges to sea level rise, local, provincial and international preparations and initiatives, climate refugees, traditional knowledge and indigenous responses to sea level rise, and finally what to expect globally - and what we can do about it locally.

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