SFU Continuing Studies in Science and Environment

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Offshore Oil and Gas (May 17 18, 2000)

Downturns in the Province's fishing and forestry industries have left BC coastal communities searching for economic alternatives that will ensure their survival. One such alternative is the development of offshore oil and gas reserves. While some are urging government to lift the moratorium on exploration drilling, others maintain that the risks to an already threatened fishery and marine ecosystem remain too great and the socio-economic benefits too uncertain. This forum has been designed for participation by key stakeholders including communities, industry, research institutions, industry, labour, environmental and other non-government organizations, along with all levels of government.

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January 30, 2014
Global Warming 56 Million Years Ago & What it Means for Us, Presented by Dr. Scott Wing, Smithsonian Institute

February 6, 2014
Global Biodiversity and Climate: What Fossil Insects Tell Us, Presented by Dr. Bruce Archibald, Simon Fraser University

February 13, 2014
A Long View of Fire, Climate, and People: Perspectives From the Paleoecological Record, Presented by Dr. Cathy Whitlock, Montana State University

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Maintaining Humanity's Life Support Systems in the 21st Century, Presented by Dr. Anthony Barnosky, University of California, Berkeley

Speaking for the Salmon
Centre for Coastal Studies