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Ripple Effect: How sea level rise will reshape the US population landscape

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
5:30-6:30 pm
Backwoods Bistro
401 E. Tennessee St.
(corner of Gadsden)

Keeping in the weather vein (pun intended!) of our kick-off session, the Policy Pub fall series continues with Assistant Professor of Sociology Mathew Hauer's presentation on climate change – not the physical science involved but its potential impacts on society, particularly how migration induced by sea level rise could reshape the U.S. population distribution.

After the brief presentation, he will facilitate a community conversation about how this could affect Florida and Tallahassee.

In addition to potential impacts on our way of life, the human migration that results from higher water levels along our coasts will certainly have an effect on local and state government policies, so expect another engaging dialogue on that issue.

The New York Times, National Geographic, Time Magazine, Popular Science, USA Today, and other publications have featured Dr. Hauer's research on climate change, human migration and environmental sociology. Before coming to Florida State University, he spent eight years directing the Applied Demography Program at the University of Georgia where he provided valuable demographic research to local, state and federal governments.

Because these events are very well attended, the public is encouraged to arrive early to get a convenient parking spot and a good table inside.

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