Friday Evenings with Climate Scientists
6–7:30 pm | Free with Museum Admission
On selected Friday evenings, climate scientists from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory lead visitors through sections of the Sebastião Salgado: Genesis exhibition related to each scientist's field of study, explaining the climate conditions and environmental threats particular to the geographic regions documented in the photographs.
Polar scientist Robin E. Bell discusses her discoveries on ice sheet collapse and the implications of climate change on the polar regions as she leads visitors through the Northern Spaces of the Salgado exhibition.
Focusing on the Southern Spaces section of the exhibition, marine geologist Trevor Williams recounts the experiences of his numerous research expeditions in Antarctic waters.
Climate scientists Kátia Fernandes and Alessandra Giannini explain the causal connection between temperature changes in tropical oceans and drought, wildfires, and famine in the Amazon and West Africa.
In the Southern Spaces of the exhibition, seismologist Arthur Lerner-Lam discusses his fieldwork collecting data on earthquakes and explosions, and new types of seismic instrumentation that are revolutionizing study of the Earth from crust to core.
Climate scientist William D'Andrea discusses how climate history can be constructed from the study of core samples of lake sediment, focusing on his work in Greenland and Norway.
This event is part of the Fall 2014 programming series ICP Talks: Climate Change. For a complete listing of series events, click here.
ICP gratefully acknowledges our partnership with the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society of Columbia University | Earth Institute, The Climate Group and Climate Week NYC, and The Human Impacts Institute, Brooklyn, in developing and presenting public programs to accompany the exhibition Sebastião Salgado: Genesis.
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