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Taste of Science presents: Melt!

  • DROM 85 Avenue A New York, NY, 10009 United States

While a large majority of Americans think climate change is happening, recent studies show that most don’t think it will affect them personally. This event will feature talks from two adventurous field scientists who have been on the front lines of climate change research. Join us to hear from Prof. Marco Tedesco (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University) and Dr. Julie Chase (The Explorers Club) tell tales of glaciers and our changing world. Artist Rhea Banker will also be exhibiting photographs from her recent trip to Greenland. 

Julie Chase - Polar Dinosaurs- An Arctic Expedition Julie Chase, Ph.D. is an explorer, teacher and scientist whose dedication to understanding the interaction between humans and nature has drawn her to some of the most remote locations on Earth. In pursuit of interests in cultural anthropology, environmental ecology and paleontology, she has been a member of expeditions to many places including the Arctic, Antarctic and the Amazon. She will give an explorers’ whirlwind tour of her expeditions to some of this world’s most remote places.

Julie Chase - Polar Dinosaurs- An Arctic Expedition

Julie Chase, Ph.D. is an explorer, teacher and scientist whose dedication to understanding the interaction between humans and nature has drawn her to some of the most remote locations on Earth. In pursuit of interests in cultural anthropology, environmental ecology and paleontology, she has been a member of expeditions to many places including the Arctic, Antarctic and the Amazon. She will give an explorers’ whirlwind tour of her expeditions to some of this world’s most remote places.

Marco Tedesco - Warmer, wetter and darker: the changing face of Greenland In this brief talk I will talk about the impact of climate change on the Greenland ice sheet and how recent warming has increased its contribution to sea level rise. In particular I will focus on the increased temperature (warmer) and meltwater production (wetter) as well as the so-called 'darkening'. The discussion will be accompanied with images from satellites and those from field expeditions we have been carried out along the years. 

Marco Tedesco - Warmer, wetter and darker: the changing face of Greenland

In this brief talk I will talk about the impact of climate change on the Greenland ice sheet and how recent warming has increased its contribution to sea level rise. In particular I will focus on the increased temperature (warmer) and meltwater production (wetter) as well as the so-called 'darkening'. The discussion will be accompanied with images from satellites and those from field expeditions we have been carried out along the years.