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Climate Impact Asia Premiere

A documentary series tackling impacts of changing climate systems in Southeast Asia is set to premiere on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 12 PM SGT (9:00 PM PST), with a webinar featuring five key speakers. 

OML Center Executive Director Dr. Rodel Lasco will be joining the panel composed of Prof. Benjamin Horton, director of the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS), Dr. Sylvia Earle, EOS Scientific Advisory Board member, Jorge Franzini, CuriosityStream director of content and development, and Liz Courtney, Climate Impact Asia series director. Dr. Earle, who is a National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence, will be delivering the keynote address. 

The series was created by EOS in collaboration with CuriosityStream, a factual media and entertainment company. The four-part documentary follows a team of climate scientists from the EOS across key storylines: Sea Level Rise, Coastal Hazards, Food Security, and Tectonic and Volcanic Activity. The series features the Philippines in the episodes on Food Security and Coastal Hazards.

It will be available on StarHub channel 422 in Southeast Asia. Register to join the launch event live by clicking this link.

The OML Center is currently collaborating with EOS on a study on the impacts of sea level rise in the Philippines. The Center has also partnered with the Philippine Climate Change Commission (CCC) and its National Panel of Technical Experts for a two-part webinar series on sea level rise and its impacts. The first webinar, “Taking Stock: Why Should We Be Concerned About the Climate and Sea Level Changes?”, took place on August 5, 2020, tackling the current state of knowledge of sea level change and its impacts. A recording of the webinar is available for streaming via CCC’s YouTube page.

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