The Camden Conference Discussion Series Join the Conversation! Continues with Oceans at Risk on January 8, 2014

Belfast Free Library
106 High Street, Belfast, ME 04915
Camden Conference
Jan 08, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Courtesy of: Camden Conference

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. Join the Conversation! The facilitators of the discussion have identified a few great short articles/videos on: Oceans at Risk. Please read the articles or watch the videos so that you can actively participate in our discussion at the Belfast Free Library from 6:30 to 8:00 PM on January 8, 2014. Click here to access the materials.  Alternatively, a reading copy of the essential articles will be available at the library circulation desk.

For assistance or more information about the Camden Conference Discussion Series, please contact the Camden Conference Office by email to, or call 207-236-1034.

The 27th Annual Camden Conference: The Global Politics of Food and Water, will be held February 21 through 23, 2014. The mission of the Camden Conference is to foster informed discourse on world affairs through year-round community events, public and student engagement, and an annual weekend conference.