Climate and Cryosphere Spring Webinar Series 2024

CliC will be hosting a series of webinars this spring, Wednesdays at 9:00am EST. Each week, a special guest speaker will present on a topic of their choice related to the cryosphere. Find more details and the full schedule below.

This week’s webinar…

Rob DeConto on “Prime for Retreat: Unprecedented Vulnerability of the Antarctic Ice Sheet”

📅 Wednesday, February 21st at 9am EST

Rob DeConto is a Provost Professor of Earth, Geographic, and Climate Sciences and Director of the School of Earth & Sustainability at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His research on polar climate change, the dynamic behavior of ice sheets, sea level rise, and the impacts of sea level rise on coastlines and people has been featured in Rolling Stone, on the cover of Nature, and the front page of The New York Times. Rob is a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a fellow of the American Geophysical Union, and a recipient of the Tinker-Muse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica.

Full Webinar Schedule

Interested in filling in one of our empty webinar slots or participating in a future series? Contact for more info.

Date Guest SpeakerTopicZoom
9am EST
Lonnie Thompson (Ohio State University)Tropical Glacier Stories and Societal Impacts of Our Rapidly Changing ClimateWatch the recording
9am EST
Robert DeConto (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)Prime for retreat: Unprecedented Vulnerability of the Antarctic Ice SheetJOIN
9am EST
Nicholas Holschuh (Amherst College)The competition between interior thinning and marginal retreat at Thwaites Glacier
9am EST
Sophie Nowicki (University of Buffalo)TBD
9am EST
Thamban Meloth (National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research)Melting glaciers and its impact on hydrology and hazards in the Himalayas
9am EST
9am EST
Marilyn Raphael (University of California, Los Angeles)TBD
9am EST
Laura Larocca (Arizona State University)TBD