Local conservation groups and clubs concerned about global warming and the impacts to New Orleans are inviting city residents to a pub crawl on Frenchman street to hear about solutions to the problem while enjoying free cover, drink specials, and great music. Conservation groups say “Don’t get depressed. Solutions exist!”Wristbands for this event are available now! Click here to get your wristband today! Suggested donation: $5 students, $8 person or $10 per couple.Save the Date!December 13, 2008 from 7:30 PM – tillJoin the Party on Frenchman Street! Lazzizza Tomatillo’s Blue Nile Dragon’s DenBACKGROUND Louisiana is ground zero for the effects of global warming. From sea level rise to stronger storms to ocean acidification, Louisiana residents face an increasingly daunting future. Scientists conservatively predict that sea-level will rise 8 to 20 inches this century. According to the U.S. Climate Action Report, a sizable chunk of the Gulf coast could be swallowed if sea-level rise continues unabated. Combined with subsidence and salt water intrusion into salt sensitive habitats, the result will be a devastating loss of coastal wetlands which offer storm protection to coastal communities and homes to valuable species.Our coastal wetlands are already under severe stress because of oil and gas canals, subsidence, and navigation projects. We need to rebuild the coast but we cannot ignore climate change because the effects of global warming could easily overwhelm our reconstruction efforts. We must address coastal restoration and climate change simultaneously and quickly if Louisiana is to remain strong and thriving over the next century.Conservation groups sponsoring this event are: Gulf Restoration Network, the Sierra Club, Alliance for Affordable Energy, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, and New Orleans Green Building Council.Casey DeMoss Roberts is the Special Projects Coordinator for the Gulf Restoration Network. For wristbands or more information about this event contact Casey at (504) 525-1528 x212 or

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