IMI conference to discuss climate change

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The International Marina Institute, a subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries, is offering a one-day conference July 28 in Warwick, R.I., on oceans and climate change.

“Our Changing Coastline: Understanding the Facts, the Fiction and the Reality,” will focus on climate change and its various effects on the marina industry.

“Climate change and global warming have received increased attention in recent years as the scientific community and policymakers work to understand large-scale climatic changes – real or perceived,” said Jim Frye, president and chair of AMI, in a statement.

“This conference will provide a unique opportunity for the marina industry to review known facts with leading scientists, to learn about the growing set of policies coastal states are considering in order to deal with sea-level rise and to begin building industry-specific response,” he added.

For information on the event, contact IMI at (401) 247-0314, or click here.


2 comments on “IMI conference to discuss climate change

  1. Chad

    A healthy environment is critical to our industry; no one wishes to ski in polluted water, fish where the fish are all dead, or yacht along an ugly destroyed coastline.  But focusing on politically correct topics like “Climate Change”, “Carbon” and “Global Warming” takes the eye off the ball.  The climate has been changing since the beginning of time, and will continue to do so until the end of time.  Sometimes the earth gets warmer, and sometimes it gets cooler.  To think that we can directly control that is fantasy land.
    Our efforts would be more meaningful, meet with less resistance, and perhaps foster better results if we focused on things that we can directly control, and which we have proven over time really can make a difference in the quality of the environment and our industry.  These things include reducing pollution (i.e. water & air), more sustainable use of limited resources, and protection of natural spaces.  We have made truly amazing progress since the 1960s, and it shows.  But political correctness and powerful lobbies have brought us “Solutions” like ethanol, which results in increased energy use, increased air pollution, reduced performance, and storage and transportation problems.  The only “Solution” was high corn prices, thanks to the lobby groups that brought us ethanol.
    To steal a recent headline, it is time to get real.

  2. dave boso

      Global climate change is simply the wish of the radical left, the new home of the defunct Soviet Union Commies is radical enviromentlist.
      Now that I have that out of my system, I can say that weather records have only been around for two hundred years or so, a twinkle in the time the earth has been around, this is not a climate mess it’s a political mess and will not be cleared up by propaganda and protest.
        One more thought,the worse thing that could happen to the “greenies” is to find a solution to the myth of climate change. Then they would be out of business.

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