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CONVERGENCE: Cities Confront Rising Seas featuring Robin Bell

January 18, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Caveat, 21 Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002
Researchers have recently discovered that massive ice sheets in Greenland and the Antarctic are collapsing, which will cause global sea level to rise higher and faster than previous models have predicted. What does this mean for coastal cities like New York, where average high tides could conceivably be higher than the water rose during Hurricane Sandy? What do we know about ice sheet collapse and what is New York City doing to prepare for sea level rise? Who will be most affected and why? This month: geophysicist and ice sheet researcher Robin Bell of Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory will join Dan Zarrilli, Senior Director of Climate Policy and Programs and Chief Resiliency Officer of New York City, and host Meehan Crist, to ask: How will rising seas change coastal cities?