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Famed oceanographer Sylvia Earle and Los Angeles Times environment reporter Rosanna Xia join in conversation to discuss the state of the Pacific Ocean on the occasion of Earle’s residency with the Center for Climate Journalism and Communication and the publication of Xia’s book, California Against the Sea: Visions for Our Vanishing Coastline. This event will be moderated by CCJC Director Allison Agsten. 

 

 

Dr. Earle, the first woman appointed chief scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has been named a Living Legend by the Library of Congress, and the first Hero for the Planet by Time Magazine. She is also the National Geographic Society’s first Explorer in Residence. Amongst her myriad achievements, Earle has led over 80 expeditions, lived underwater for two weeks, and set the world untethered diving record in 1979. She is the recipient of dozens of honorary doctorate degrees and the 2009 TED Prize for establishing a global network of marine protected areas, work which she continues to pursue as president and chairman of Mission Blue / The Sylvia Earle Alliance. 

 

Rosanna Xia specializes in stories about the coast and ocean. She was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2020 for explanatory reporting, and her work has been anthologized in the Best American Science and Nature Writing series. Her first book, California Against the Sea, debuts on September 26, 2023.

 

Lunch boxes will be provided to those who RSVP. 

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