Climate Change, the California Coast, and Sea-level Rise with Professor Gary Griggs

With our rapidly changing climate and rising sea levels, the coasts of California may be in trouble. Join UC Santa Cruz's own Gary Griggs, Distinguished Professor of Earth Sciences, as he discusses the reasons behind climate change and what it may mean for the coast of California, including flooding, shoreline retreat, and coastal erosion.
Thursday, October 5, 2017
6:30–9:00 p.m.
at Birch Aquarium

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6:30–7:30 p.m. – Wine and hors d'oeuvre reception
7:30–9:00 p.m. – Program

Tickets: $10, free for students and recent grads*
*Recent grad pricing is available to those who have graduated in the past five years.

Birch Aquarium is located at 2300 Expedition Way in La Jolla.
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Questions? Contact Sarai Thompson at (831) 502-7398 or

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Gary Griggs is a Distinguished Professor of Earth & Planetary Sciences at the University of California Santa Cruz where he has been a faculty member for nearly half a century. His research, teaching and writing are focused on the coast of California and include coastal hazards, erosion and engineering and the effects of sea-level rise on the coastline. He has authored or co-authored 10 books and has written a biweekly column, Our Ocean Backyard, for the Santa Cruz Sentinel for the past nine years. Gary was honored by the UC Santa Cruz Alumni Association with the Distinguished Teaching Award in 2006, and the California Coastal Commission and Sunset Magazine named him one of California’s Coastal Heroes in 2009.