June 8 is World Ocean’s Day! Observe the day by getting info about the critical problem of ocean acidifcation at this event.
Forum on Ocean Acidification, Thursday, June 8, 7:00 pm, at Coon Rapids Civic Center, 11155 Robinson Dr NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433.
Guest speaker: Prof. Kevin Theissen, Assoc. Prof. and Chair of the Geology Dept. at the Univ. of St Thomas
Dr. Kevin Theissen’s research work applies geological and geochemical methods to study past climate and environmental change and he also does research related to climate change education, attitudes, and misconceptions. Dr. Theissen teaches courses in oceanography, paleoclimatology (past climates), and environmental geochemistry, all of which have strong sustainability themes.
Ocean acidification is called the “equally evil twin” of climate change, and the reason for this is that both problems come from the burning of fossil fuels.