Event Details

Location: Palm Beach, FL

 This event has been canceled and may be rescheduled in the future.

The Cornell Club of Eastern Florida invites the South Florida community to hear Dr, Bruce Monger present The Impact of Climate Change on Our Oceans and Why the World Needs to Achieve Zero Net Carbon Emissions by Mid-Century.  When Dr. Monger began teaching Introduction to Oceanography in 2006, only 142 students enrolled in his class.  Now, nearly 970 students take his class, making it the most popular course at Cornell.  Dr. Monger earned his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Washington, where he majored in oceanography.  From there, Monger went on to complete a Master’s degree at the University of Washington and a Ph.D. at the University of Hawaii.  

Afterwards, he worked at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, learning how to use satellites to study oceans.  Over time, Monger has also achieved his dream of travelling the world — his work has taken him to locations like Rome, Hawaii, Jerusalem and India. He has also taught classes on satellites in Thailand and in Argentina, all the while getting “to see some cool parts of the ocean that not many people have seen.”  “I’m doing exactly what I want to be doing,” Monger said.  He went on to say that Cornell is a sort of “fairy tale,” where he is surrounded by well-intended people, and where he has the opportunity to “inspire them to change the world.”  His oceanography class focuses on climate change, and he strongly encourages students to “voice their demands for change.”

Dr. Monger will speak at 6 PM, Friday, April 7th, at the Palm Beach Day Academy, 241 Seaview Avenue, Palm Beach.  Street parking is available.  Note: Due to a potential Presidential visit on April 7th, access to Palm Beach may be limited.  Seaview Avenue is one block north of Royal Palm Way.  Travel to Palm Beach over the middle (Okeechobee Blvd – Royal Palm) bridge or the north (Quadrille – Flagler – Royal Poinciana) bridge should be open.  The Southern Blvd. bridge should be avoided.

There is no charge for this event and everyone is welcome.

For event questions, please contact Jay Silpe at jay@gimcousa.com.

For event registration questions, please contact Donna Carl at dc37@cornell.edu.

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