October 28, 2021

Climate Change and Sea Level: Past is Prologue

with Maureen Raymo
Reid Hall | 4, rue de Chevreuse, 75006 Paris
Free and open to the public (pass sanitaire required)

“What can we learn about Earth’s future climate from the past?,” asks Maureen Raymo. ” Maybe I can change the way you think about the ocean and sea level?”

In compliance with French regulations, in order to enter Reid Hall, all guests must provide a pass sanitaire with proof of either full vaccination or a negative Covid test taken within the previous 72 hours. Thank you for your understanding.

About Maureen

Maureen “Mo” Raymo is a marine geologist and climate scientist who works at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory where she is the G. Unger Vetlesen Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences, Co-Founding Dean of the Columbia Climate School, as well as Director of LDEO. Professor Raymo’s research focuses on the history and causes of climate change in the past including understanding the consequences of climate change for sea level and ice sheet stability. Her research has been profiled in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, the New Yorker, U.S. News and World Report, Discover Magazine, among others, and has been featured on television via the History Channel, BBC World Service, BBC’s Planet Earth, PBS Newshour as well as numerous other podcasts and radio segments. Her Uplift-Weathering Hypothesis that addresses why climate changes on geologic timescales was the subject of both a PBS Nova and BBC Horizon documentary.

Professor Raymo has spent many months at sea and in the field studying how the Earth works, leading or participating in numerous scientific expeditions. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications, including ten in Science and Nature. She has given hundreds of invited science presentations and spoken to dozens of public audiences about climate change. A fellow of the National Academy of Science, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Geophysical Union, The Geological Society of London, and The Explorer’s Club, in 2014 she became the first woman to be awarded the Wollaston Medal, the Geological Society of London’s most senior medal previously award to William Smith, Charles Lyell, Louis Agassiz and Charles Darwin. In December of 2019 she was awarded the Maurice Ewing Medal by the AGU and U. S. Navy “for significant original contributions to the ocean sciences.”


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