After Sandy: Climate and Our Coastal Future
To assist in the aid of the Hurricane Sandy recovery effort, please visit:
A University forum featuring faculty researchers from Columbia's
Earth Institute, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, NASA-Goddard
Institute for Space Studies, the Mailman School of Public Health, the Fu
Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the School of
International and Public Affairs.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Columbia faculty from schools, institutes and centers from across the university have provided a key source of insight to the media, general public and policy-makers about the related issues of climate change and sustainable development in the face of rising sea levels around the globe. This university-wide conversation, co-sponsored by The Earth Institute, Office of the Executive Vice President for Research, and World Leaders Forum, brings together just a few of the many Columbia researchers whose interdisciplinary work is adding to our understanding of the risks facing coastal communities, including New York City and its suburbs.
Welcome and Introduction
G. Michael Purdy, Executive Vice President for Research, Columbia University
Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute
William Glasgall, Managing Editor for States and Municipalities, Bloomberg News
George Deodatis, The Santiago and Robertina Calatrava Family Professor of Civil Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University
Benjamin S. Orlove, Senior Research Scientist and Associate Director, Masters Program in Climate and Society, International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), The Earth Institute; Professor of International and Public Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs; Director, Applied Science Specialization, Columbia University
Irwin Redlener, Clinical Professor of Population & Family Health and Pediatrics/Director, National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP), Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Cynthia Rosenzweig, Co-chair, New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC); Head, Climate Impacts Group; Senior Research Scientist, NASA-Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Adam H. Sobel, Professor, Departments of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics; Researcher, Division of Ocean Climate Physics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Co-sponsored by The Earth Institute, Office of the Executive Vice President for Research, and World Leaders Forum.
Michael Purdy, Executive Vice President for Research, gives opening remarks and introduces the program.
Jeffrey Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute, introduces panelists and discusses pressing climate change issues.
Program moderator William Glasgall (right), with panelists (from left) George Deodatis, Benjamin S. Orlove, Irwin Redlener, Cynthia Rosenzweig, Adam H. Sobel, engage in a discussion about Hurricane Sandy and climate change.