Sea Secrets Lecture (FREE) - From Panic to Solutions: Climate, COVID-19 and Racism with Dr. Robin Bell

Special Edition of Sea Secrets Lecture Series at University of Miami (virtual)

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Special Edition of Sea Secrets Lecture Series  
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 6:00pm-7:00pm  
From Panic to Solutions: Climate, COVID-19 and Racism  
Robin E. Bell, Ph.D.  
PGI Lamont Research Professor  
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Columbia University 
 
This year has been a rough year as we together recognized our global connectivity. Whether it is the ice in Antarctica causing the sea levels to inch up in Miami, the COVID virus rearranging our lives or the recognition of widespread systemic racism. The remarkable link between these three is that solutions rest in individual, institution and cultural shifts that are within our reach.
   
Dr. Robin Bell received her undergraduate degree in geology from Middlebury College in Vermont and her Ph.D. in geophysics from Columbia University in 1989. Bell has explored our planet’s ice sheets, developed innovative technology and improved the scientific culture for women. Bell has coordinated ten major aero-geophysical expeditions to Antarctica and Greenland, studying what makes ice sheets collapse, discovering a volcano beneath the West Antarctic ice sheet and several large lakes beneath two miles of ice, and demonstrating that ice sheets can thicken from below. She led a Lamont team to map the Hudson River from Staten Island to Albany. She was the first women to chair the National Academy of Science’s Polar Research Board (2002-2008) and launched the International Polar Year 2007-2009 that brought together over 50,000 scientists from around the globe. Bell is president of the American Geophysical Union, the largest organization of Earth and space scientists in the world.

Josh Coco

Executive Director, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami

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Lizzie Bannister 13 days ago

Hello CPRE are promoting accessibilty fpr black people and the countryside - see: https://www.cpre.org.uk/opinions/black-lives-matter-in-the-countryside/. There is one black guy who ran walks to get black people into the countryside (now called Walk4Health and includes females): https://www.cpre.org.uk/stories/maxwell-ayamba-my-england/, and the Wildlife Trust is also trying to promote diversity too - I remember reading about them running tours for black and other ethnic minorities in London and indiviuals of different race givingtheir experiences of being a Wildlife Trust member/volunteer. Lizzie.