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Al Gore coming to Miami to talk about climate change Monday

Al Gore speaking this week at a climate summit in Paris.
Al Gore speaking this week at a climate summit in Paris. AP

With some of the year’s highest high tides expected to rise early next week, South Florida will host two events centering on climate change.

On Monday, former vice president and prominent environmentalist Al Gore will come to Miami to speak at the opening of a three-day event for the Climate Reality Leadership Corps, which is part of the environmental nonprofit Climate Reality Project. An outspoken activist on climate change, Gore is chairman and founder of the group.

The meeting at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Miami will feature presentations and panels on the science and media coverage of climate change, as well as local efforts to deal with the issue.

Also on Monday, a panel of local experts will discuss sea-level rise at the Miami Beach Convention Center. It is one of several conferences to be held across the country called French Ameri-Can Climate TalkS (FACTS) in advance of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris this December.

Gathering in a city that is embarking on a five-year plan to reduce impacts of climate change, researchers from the University of Miami, Florida International University and the University of California, Irvine, will join officials from the U.N., Miami Beach and the French Consulate of Miami to talk about the impact of sea-level rise.

The Beach event, scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., is free to attend with an RSVP at this website: http://facts.france-science.org/program/#miami.

Joey Flechas: 305-376-3602, @joeflech

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