Past Event

Convergence: Cities Confront Rising Seas

January 18, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Caveat, 21 A Clinton St., New York, NY


  • Robin Bell of Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
  • Dan Zarrilli, Senior Director of Climate Policy and Programs and Chief Resiliency Officer of New York City
  • Meehan Crist, writer-in-residence in the biological sciences, Columbia University

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?

Convergence is a live show and podcast that brings two people from vastly different fields into conversation about how emerging science and tech will affect culture, society, and politics in the near future. How will machine learning (really) affect labor? How is asteroid mining already privatizing space? What new science is already on the horizon what ethical, legal, and policy questions do we need to ask today to help shape the future we want tomorrow?

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