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Robin Grossinger on Adapting to Climate Change

October 30, 2016

9:30 am

Some polls have found that climate change has emerged as America’s most polarizing political issue, eclipsing such longstanding hot-button issues as gun control, evolution, the death penalty and even abortion. But as a climate scientist put it in a recent New York Times interview, “I don’t believe in climate change. Gravity doesn’t care whether you believe in it or not, but if you step off a cliff, you’re going to go down.”

For over twenty years Robin Grossinger has been developing innovative strategies to keep the San Francisco bay – and us – from going down through his work at the San Francisco Estuary Institute, where he co-directs SFEI’s Resilient Landscapes program, leading efforts throughout the state to create healthier and more adaptive neighborhoods, cities, and surrounding landscapes. In this conversation with Dean Malcolm Young, he will describe his work, featured on NPR, KQED and the Oakland Museum of California, to synthesize history and science to help us appreciate both the dramatic transformation and the impressive resilience of California’s landscapes.



A Deeper Look

Studying the Bay with Scientist Robin Grossinger

San Francisco Estuary Institute & The Aquatic Science Center

New York Times article on SFEI’s work in the Bay Area

About The Forum

The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith and ethics in relation to the important issues of our day. We invite inspiring and illustrious people to sit down for a real conversation with the Forum’s host, Malcolm Clemens Young, the dean of Grace Cathedral, and with you. Our guests range from artists, inventors and philosophers to pop culturists and elected officials, but the point of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts to think in new ways about the world.


Gresham Hall


Free and open to all


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