North City Tech Meetup June 7: The Vital Role of the Oceans in Climate Change

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

North City Tech Meetup June 7th Presentation

The Vital Role of the Oceans in Climate Change
By Brian Saunders

Monday, June 7, 2021, 7 to 9pm
Online Zoom Meeting

Free and open to everyone

The Vital Role of the Oceans in Climate Change

This presentation will cover some basic Climate Change concepts, from past and present and what it all means for our future. In particularly, I would like to address the role the Oceans play in mitigating much of the causes of climate change and how scientists today are studying the Oceans intensely to find clues as to how the consequences of climate change will play out for our future.

Climate Change is best understood through the lens of many disciplines. From the basics of chemistry and physics to the application of biological systems and the Gaia hypothesis, scientists can dissect the fundamental causes of the climate crisis. 

It is my hope to present these topics, which have framed my teaching over the past 25 years, in a fun, but meaningful way so that we can better appreciate the workings of our planet.

This presentation is oriented towards the general public, no technical background required, there will be plenty of time for questions if you wish to dig deeper.

Host Note: I’ve seen Brian do this presentation and I can assure you that it will be both entertaining, educational and eye opening. I look forward to seeing the presentation again.

Brian Saunders

Brian Saunders received his BS in Biology and MS in Marine-Estuarine Sciences at WWU. His research focused on the intertidal ecosystem and the adaptations of marine invertebrates.

He has been a college instructor since 1996, teaching Biology for majors and non-majors, Zoology, Environmental Science, Oceanography and Marine Biology. Brian, and his wife Ellyn, live in Lake Forest Park and have two children at Shorecrest High School.

RSVP not required, but appreciated, on our Meetup.com page: https://www.meetup.com/northcitytech/events/277867098

ZOOM link to meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86150713915?pwd=cmdZcHJLVS9CbnYvNGtRTzJjZTROUT09

Meeting ID: 861 5071 3915
Passcode: 101611

The North City Tech Meetup is a free meetup, usually the first Monday of each month at one of our local libraries: Lake Forest Park, Shoreline or Kenmore. People of all levels of interest and experience are encouraged to attend. There is always time for introductions and discussions. Skip the traffic and join with your fellow north-enders once a month for interesting presentations and discussions.

For the time being all North City Tech Meetups will be online using Zoom.

Upcoming Events:
  • March 1st, COVID-19 Vaccine - Fact vs. Fiction
  • April 5th, North City Makers Space


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