Impacts of Climate Change: Part 4: Bio-Impacts (SC 207). Class presentation available to view.


As our planet warms, humankind must discover solutions to global ecological problems before it is too late. We are being impacted by changing temperatures on land and oceans; changing sea levels and acidity; increasingly frequent extreme weather events; biological extinctions; and more. Please join OLLI for the fourth in a series of classes on the impacts that a changing climate is driving. During this semester’s sessions, we will focus on “bio-impacts.”

Friday, September 29: Human Health: Bodily Stress, Air Pollution, and Cardiac and Respiratory Disease

Presenter: Michael Kleinman, Adjunct Professor, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, UCI School of Medicine

Class Presentation: Air Pollution and Human Health

Friday, October 6: Terrestrial Life: Diversity, Extinction, and Migration

Presenter: Travis Huxman, Professor, UCI Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Director of the Center for Environmental Biology; and Director of the UCI Sustainability Initiative

Friday, October 13: Marine Life: Ecosystem Changes, Sustainability, Coping Mechanisms

Presenter: Cascade Sortie, Assistant Professor, UCI Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

Class Presentation: Impacts of Climate Change on Marine Life

Friday, October 20: Food and Agriculture: Security, International Perspective, Current Impacts, and Outlook

Class Presentation:  Climate Change-Agriculture & Food Security

Presenters: Richard Matthew, Associate Dean of International Programs, UCI School of Social Ecology; Professor of Planning, Policy and Design, and Political Science

Friday, October 27: Science Meets Government: Inside IPCC Perspective from a Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Presenters: Michael Prather, 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, UCI Distinguished Professor, Department of Earth System Science, School of Physical Sciences


Gary Oberts


Fridays, September 29, October 6, 13, 20 and 27

10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon


The Irvine Station-Onken





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