Sea Secrets 2018 Lecture Series
Climate and Sea Level Rise: What Can You Do About It?
Maureen Raymo, Ph.D., Research Professor at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, New York City
Dr. Raymo’s talk will explore the nature of natural climate variability and its relevance to current observed global warming. Her goal is to empower audiences to take ownership of planet Earth and help tackle one of the greatest challenges humanity has ever faced. Dr. Raymo is a geologist who studies the history and causes of climate and sea level change in Earth’s past. In addition to publishing foundational work on the stratigraphy and chronology of recent geologic epochs, she has proposed hypotheses explaining why ice ages occur in Earth’s history, why ice sheets wax and wane with characteristic frequencies over the last few million years, and developed new ways of studying past sea level change.
A fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Raymo has participated in or led expeditions to Southern India, South Africa, Patagonia, Western Australia, and Tibet among other places; and she was co-chief scientist on a two-month Ocean Drilling Program expedition in the North Atlantic-Arctic region leading a
30-member scientific party.