August 2011: Trent Professor Emeritus Michael Berrill gives public talk on Climate Change and the State of the Oceans at the KWIC World Issues Café.

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August 2011

Trent Professor Emeritus Michael Berrill gives public talk on Climate Change and the State of the Oceans at the KWIC World Issues Café.

PETERBOROUGH – On Friday, September 9th, rain or shine, the KWIC World Issues Café will take to the water for a talk and discussion on Climate Change & the State of the Oceans led by Trent Professor Emeritus Michael Berrill, followed by a live performance of Peterborough’s own Resolutionaries Marimba Band.

In his first public talk since retirement, Dr. Berrill will address the impact of our changing climate systems on the world’s oceans and marine species. According to a recent BBC article written by Environment Correspondent Richard Black, “we're seeing changes [to our oceans] that are happening faster than we'd thought, or in ways that we didn't expect to see for hundreds of years. Dr. Michael Berrill’s research at Trent focused on amphibian biology, emerging wildlife diseases, and environmental stress.

The boat loads at 7:15pm sharp at the Little Lake Marina and the cruise events will run from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. There will be hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, as well as a silent auction. This is a family-friendly event with proceeds supporting KWIC global education and youth engagement programs.

Tickets are $60 ($30 tax-receiptable) or $30 for students (limited, at KWIC only) and should be purchased in advance at Have You Seen, Tango, or the Kawartha World Issues Centre (Trent University, ES B.101). Space is limited. Proceeds from the KWIC fundraising cruise support KWIC’s global education and youth engagement events and programs.

For more information, visit www.kwic.info or call the Kawartha World Issues Centre at 705-748-1680.

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If media are interested in attending and covering this event, please contact KWIC ahead of time to ensure availability of space. For more information, please contact Sarah Dykeman, KWIC Youth Animator at 705-748-1680.