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UCSB professor emeritus to discuss enviro reform

January 21, 2009

Brian Fagan, professor emeritus of anthropology at UC Santa Barbara, will give a talk on environmental reform at 7 tonight at the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum as part of the museum’s Waterman Lecture Series.

Fagan wrote the book “The Great Warming: Climate Change and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations.” His lecture is titled “The Great Warming: Land, Oceans and the Story of the Silent Elephant in the Room.” The talk will examine the current policies of the California Water Resources Department and environmental reform.

Tickets for the Waterman Lecture Series are $10 for members, $35 for non-members, which includes a one-year membership, and $5 for students with a valid identification card. Seating is limited and must be reserved in advance by calling (949) 675-8915 or e-mailing RSVP@nhnm.org. A special 25% discount is being offered to ticket holders on the evening of their lecture for dinner at the Harborside Restaurant, excluding alcohol.

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The Newport Harbor Nautical Museum is at 600 E. Bay Ave.

— Brianna Bailey


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