We’re meeting on front line of world’s climate challenge, in Louisiana

We want to welcome our fellow earth scientists to Louisiana for this week’s American Geophysical Union conference. As a trained oceanographer and a hydrologist, we have been to this meeting many times, particularly during its tenure in San Francisco.

San Francisco seemed like an ideal place for an earth science conference. Earthquakes are a near constant threat, the Pacific Ocean is stunningly beautiful, and the granite blocks of the Sierra Nevadas and volcanoes of the Cascades are close by. The Bay area has a wealth of scientists and engineers, leading universities, government centers, and technology companies. Louisiana, with its flat landscape, old architecture and decaying infrastructure, might seem less ideal for this kind of conference…

Continue reading this article by Dr. Alex Kolker in The Advocate

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