2012 Indianapolis Prize Lecture
Meet 2012 Indianapolis Prize honoree Dr. Steven
Amstrup in person and learn more about the worldwide efforts to save the
polar bear from extinction. Dr. Amstrup's presentation is titled:
POLAR BEARS AND GLOBAL
WARMING: RELIABLE PREDICTIONS AND
HOPE IN AN UNCERTAIN WORLD
2007, Dr. Steven Amstrup's research team at the U.S. Geological Survey
projected that we could lose two-thirds of the world’s polar bears by mid
century and may lose all of them by this century’s end. More recently, he
and his colleagues showed that preventing the extinction of polar bears is
largely a matter of controlling greenhouse gas rise. The good news is that
prompt action to arrest greenhouse gas rise will preserve sustainable polar
bear populations over much of their current range. Even more importantly,
acting in time to save polar bears will benefit the rest of life on
Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, California
Thursday, October 4, 7:30pm
, Forum Theatre
Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for seniors; $12 for Academy members.
Seating is limited. Purchase tickets in advance online at
or by calling (415) 378-8000.
California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park.
Amstrup photo by Matt Mays