Convergence: Coastal Cities Confront Rising Seas
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In just the past few months, researchers have discovered that ice sheets in Greenland and the Antarctic are collapsing, which will cause global sea level to rise higher and faster than previous models 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 are cities doing to prepare? Who will be most affected and why?
Hosted by Meehan Crist, writer-in-residence in Biological Sciences at Columbia University, Convergence is a live show and podcast that brings together two people from vastly different fields to explore how emerging science and tech will affect culture, society, and politics in the near future. Together with a curious and often passionate audience, Meehan and her guests grapple with the questions we need to ask today to help shape the future we want tomorrow. Each event brings out themes and ideas missing when conversations stay siloed.