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FAU administrator to speak about climate change on Capitol Hill

by Laura Green | July 18th, 2013

Margaret Leinen, executive director of FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute and president-elect of the American Geophysical Union, was scheduled to speak this morning about coral bleaching and other evidence of climate change at the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee.
In prepared remarks, Leinen was planning to speak about the effects of warming that directly affect humans.
Her remarks raised concerns for the $5.3 billion fishing industry along the U.S. East Coast. Researchers have found that some of the most commercially-important fish species have been shifting northward as their waters warm.
Tourism dollars could also be at stake in Florida and the Caribbean, as warming waters are bleaching and killing the coral that so many tourists travel to see.


5 Responses to “FAU administrator to speak about climate change on Capitol Hill”

  1. SciGuy Says:

    Hopefully this scientist will capture the attentions and convince our legislators that global warming is here to stay, and now is the time to do something about reducing it before it is too late to do anyting about it. If they continue to ignore the problem, it will surely come back to haunt future generations who really had no say in the plan to begin with. It’s really like a ticking time bomb with no remedy when it’s too late.

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