Honorary Degree recipient Dr. Hans-Otto Pörtner to speak at Acadia

October 6, 2022 (7:00 pm)

You’re invited to the inaugural event in the Dr. Fred Gilbert Speaker Series featuring Acadia Honorary Degree recipient Dr. Hans-Otto Pörtner (’22), who will be speaking on ‘Climate change is ocean change: a physiologist’s view’.

DATE: Oct. 6, 2022

TIME: 7 p.m.

LOCATION: K. C. Irving Environmental Science Centre Auditorium

Please click the link to register: https://bit.ly/PoertnerLecture

Note: if more than 129 people register, we will move the event to Denton Hall on the Acadia campus and notify registrants by e-mail of the change.

Speaker’s bio:

Dr. Hans-Otto Pörtner

Dr. Hans-Otto Pörtner is co-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel in Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II that is assessing the vulnerability of socio-economic and natural systems to climate change, negative and positive consequences of climate change and options for adapting to it. An internationally respected biologist, Dr. Pörtner is known for his expertise on climate change and related physiology of marine animals. He has made considerable contributions, through his work with the IPCC, to our understanding that the effects of climate change are becoming increasingly severe and irreversible. His work lays the foundation for setting long-term climate change targets for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and its Conference of the Parties (COP) negotiation process. Dr. Pörtner’s early-career experience at Acadia influenced his research and connects him to Nova Scotia.

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