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Our Earth's Future: Understanding Climate Science and Sea Level Rise

Part of Adult Courses


In this one-day offering, Dr. Debra Tillinger leads an in-depth course about the forces that determine sea levels. Compare human-induced sea level rise, a consequence of global warming, with other phenomena related to the interaction of the ocean and the atmosphere. Through the use of mapping on multiple scales, participants will come away with a better understanding of climate change, and the ability to discuss the science behind the headlines with friends and family.

Participants Include:

Arnold Gordon, Associate Director of Ocean and Climate Physics at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University.

Alicia Grullón, Wallach Network Fellow at Columbia University and Artist Catalyst for The Laundromat Project.

Stephanie Pfirman, Professor and Co-Chair of the Department of Environmental Science at Barnard University.

Debra Tillinger, Visiting scientist at the American Museum of Natural History and Adjunct Professor at Marymount Manhattan College and CUNY.



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