The Gulf Coast and Natural and Human-Caused Disasters

Panelists talked about the various natural and human-made issues impacting the Gulf Coast, including potential future disasters. U.S.… read more

Panelists talked about the various natural and human-made issues impacting the Gulf Coast, including potential future disasters. U.S. Geological Survey Director Marcia McNutt said that people should not live below sea-level due to “extreme events” and the gradual rise of sea level. In addition, the panel discussed potential vulnerabilities to hurricanes and other disasters due to loss in wetlands and degradation of ecological barriers. 

“The Gulf Coast: Diverse Converging Issues” was a plenary session of 13th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment, titled “Disasters and Environment: Science, Preparedness, and Resilience,” held for three days in the Ronald Reagan Building by the National Council for Science and the Environment. close

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  • Allen, Thad W. Commander (Former) Department of Homeland Security->Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
  • Goldstein, Bernard Chair Gulf Region Health Outreach Program->Coordinating Committee
  • McNutt, Marcia Director U.S. Geological Survey
  • Rabalais, Nancy Executive Director and Professor Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium
  • Saundry, Peter Executive Director National Council for Science and the Environment
  • Zeringue, Jerome Executive Director Louisiana Coastal Protection and Resoration Authority
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Program ID:
310396-3
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 15, 2013
Last Aired:
Jan 18, 2013

Airing Details

  • Jan 15, 2013 | 10:31am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 15, 2013 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Jan 15, 2013 | 9:23pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 16, 2013 | 12:48am EST | C-SPAN 1
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  • Jan 17, 2013 | 5:46am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 18, 2013 | 1:40pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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