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The Climate Adaptation Center to hold its climate prediction conference on November 19

The Sarasota-based Climate Adaption Center (CAC) is hosting its second Florida climate prediction conference on November 19, 2021 at the Selby Auditorium at the Sarasota-Manatee campus of the University of South Florida. This one-day in-person event will focus on the West Coast of Florida and explore what the climate will look like in 2030, 2040 and 2050. The conference will present the very first forecasts of this type and also examine how the public, sectors private and academic can prepare for the future.

Experts will discuss topics such as how often we can expect hurricanes and how dangerous they are, the latest information on sea level rise, whether red tide is the new normal as well as the impact of the change. climate on human health, financial risks and opportunities. Speakers will also discuss how government, the private sector and academia can take action to minimize the worst impacts of global warming.

Speakers for the day include Rick Newman, Senior Columnist, Yahoo Finance; Bob Bunting, CEO, Climate Adaptation Center; Dr. Matt Burgess, Cooperative Research Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado; Chris Castro, Director of Sustainability and Resilience, City of Orlando; David Kotok, Cumberland Advisors and Dr Stuart Waterman of the Climate Adaptation Center.

The keynote address, “Clean Electrification, Getting to Net-Zero and Pitfalls” will be delivered by Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, Senior Resident Climate and Energy Program Fellow, Third Way, and former Chief Economist of the US Department of Commerce and Ford Motor Company.

The event is open to the public. Tickets cost $ 65 and are on sale now, available on a first come, first served basis at and include all sessions, a continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments throughout the day. . Register for the event here. The ACC has also launched a membership drive, which includes tickets to the conference.

For more information on the Florida Climate Conference 2021 or the Climate Adaptation Center, visit

Cory E. Barnes

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