MONDAY! Camden Conference Discussion Series: "Oceans at Risk"

Community Happenings
Rockland Public Library
80 Union Street, Rockland, ME 04841
Camden Conference
Oct 07, 2013
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The five oceans of the world, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Southern and Arctic are all in trouble. Higher ocean temperatures, CO2 acidifying the seas and overfishing to feed world inhabitants has depleted fish populations. Pollution threatens all sea life and piracy undermines our security. Deep-sea mining threatens the bottom of the oceanic food chain and melting of the polar ice cap subjects those seas to exploitation. There is little effective governance by the world to combat this deteriorating situation. It is essential that we understand the role of oceans that cover 71% of the earth’s surface and hold 97% of the earth’s water.

Oceans at Risk” is one of the five topics covered in the new discussion series launched this year by the Camden Conference. The series, part of Community Events leading up to the Conference and will be held at Mid-coast libraries. The discussion will be rather like a book group, based on a list of articles and videos – some essential, others optional – and led by a facilitator from the local community. The facilitator is not an expert but is a person whose role it is to help keep the discussion on track.


Join the conversation on Monday, October 7, 2013, 6:30—8:00 p.m. at the Rockland Public Library as part of the free discussion series offered in anticipation of the February 2014 Camden Conference – The Global Politics of Food and Water.

The articles and videos are listed at Alternatively, a reading copy of the essential articles will be available at the Camden, Rockport, Rockland and Belfast Public libraries’ circulation desk.