Coastal Fragility and Our Rising Seas

Wednesday, 28 October, 2020

Under Water: Coastal Fragility and Our Rising Seas, with Maureen Raymo and George Deodatis, and questions from Alex Halliday, Director

About the Speakers:

  • Maureen Raymo, Interim Director and G. Unger Vetlesen Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
  • George Deodatis, Santiago and Robertina Calatrava Family Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

About this Event:

  • By 2100, sea levels are predicted to rise by at least two feet, and possibly much more, threatening coastal communities around the globe. Join us online for a conversation with Maureen Raymo and George Deodatis about what we know about melting glaciers, rising oceans, and how we can protect our coastlines.

About Us:

  • The Earth Institute at Columbia University is the world leader in interdisciplinary climate and sustainability research, policy and teaching. Under the directorship of pioneering geochemist Alex Halliday, PhD the Earth Institute brings together a community of earth and environmental scientists, economists, lawyers, public health specialists and business and policy experts to seek solutions to the planet’s most pressing challenges.