7th Annual Climate Change Forum on March 24

The sky isn’t falling, but the sea is rising — possibly 6 feet or more by 2100. What the latest science tells us about this and what needs to be done to protect ourselves is the topic of the seventh annual Climate Change Forum. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters Pasadena Area, the forum is free and open to the public. It will be held Saturday, March 24, from 9:30 a.m.-noon at First United Methodist Church, 500 E. Colorado Blvd. Free parking off Green Street is available behind the church.
Two distinguished JPL scientists — Annmarie Eldering and Ian Fenty — will present recent findings on global warming science and discuss climate-change policy implications. Eldering is deputy project scientist for the Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2 (OCO-2) Earth satellite. Fenty, a climate scientist, studies polar-ice melting and sea-level rise.

‘Octopus Challenge’ to Screen at Caltech March 24

“The Octopus Challenge,” a high-definition documentary, will be presented on Saturday, March 24, at 4 p.m. in Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium. This program is part of Caltech’s Science Saturdays series.
“The Octopus Challenge” is a high-definition movie that explores the abilities of octopi. The octopus is a remarkable creature. The amusing and insightful program shows the octopus in action, squeezing into tiny spaces, sniffing out hidden food and even opening doors.
Justin Rolando, a Caltech Ph.D. student in chemistry and chemical engineering, will introduce the film and guide the post-screening discussion.
Tickets to this performance are priced at $10 (unreserved seating). Tickets can be purchased at the Caltech Ticket Office, 1200 E. California Blvd., and at the auditorium box office.
Beckman Auditorium is located at 332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena. For information, call (626) 395-4652.