Houston-London climate change conference to discuss extreme weather events and coastal cities

01/31/05

Leading U.S. and UK climate change scientists come together for a joint Houston-London conference to discuss the causes of climate change and its impact on coastal cities. This conference is open to the public and registration is free.

WHO: UK Science and Technology, The British Consulate-General Houston, Rice University and London College

WHEN: Wednesday, February 9th

WHERE: Shell Oil Auditorium, Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management Rice University

For coastal city citizens global climate change is a threat to survival. Of the world's 20 largest cities, 13 are located on a coast. More than one-third of the world's population now lives within 100 miles of a shoreline. Many of these cities are plagued with catastrophic storms and flooding that put lives and risk. The climate change conference will also explore opportunities where the UK and the U.S. can work together to address the long-term economic impacts of climate change. To register for the conference go to www.regonline.com/19890.

The UK's progressive science and technology environment makes it the partner of choice for world-leading researchers, developers and academics eager to turn knowledge into innovation. Learn more about how the UK is developing science and technology for a new world at www.uksciencetech.com.

Source: Eurekalert & others

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