Polar Bears and Global Warming: Reliable Predictions and Hope in an Uncertain World


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In 2007, Dr. Amstrup's research team at the U.S. Geological Survey projected that we could lose two-thirds of the world’s polar bears by mid century and may lose all of them by the end of this century. More recently, he and his colleagues showed that preventing the extinction of polar bears is largely a matter of controlling greenhouse gas rise.  The good news is that prompt action to arrest greenhousegas rise will preserve sustainable polar bear populations over much of their current range.  Even more importantly, acting in time to save polar bears will benefit the rest of life on earth—including humans.

Reservations: Adults: $15, Academy members $12, Ages 21+ with ID. Seating is limited at the lecture and guests will be permitted to enjoy NightLife after the program. Please reserve a space online or call (415) 379-8000.


Dr. Steven Amstrup, Polar Bears International and 2012 Indianapolis Prize Winner
Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 19:30 to 21:00
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