Climate is affected by ocean, oceans by climate. D. James Baker examines the impacts of warming on coral reefs, ocean acidification, the chemistry of the atmosphere and the ocean, and an increase in public awareness of the issues.

Baker is a Cornell alumnus who served as the Undersecretary of Commerce/Administrator of NOAA during the Clinton Administration and presently serves as Director of the Clinton Foundation's Global Carbon Measurement Program.

This seminar is the third in a series of seminars attempting to shed light on sustainability, environmental science, and policy. The series is co-sponsored by Cornell's Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Center for a Sustainable Future, and Shoals Marine Laboratory.

Baker spoke Nov. 18, 2008 at Kennedy Hall.