October 11, 2022 - Lecture
Waterman Lecture: Past climates inform our future

About this event

2022 Waterman Award laureate Jessica Tierney will present on "Past climates inform our future" from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern on October 11.

Lecture Abstract
Human emissions have driven the amount of CO2 in our atmosphere to a level higher than any time in the last two million years. Already, we are seeing the effects of climate change in our own backyards: drought, floods, more intense storms and sea level rise. But what does the future hold? To get an idea, we can look to past climates on Earth, such as “greenhouse worlds,” to learn what a warmer world looks like and how weather and climate behave. These ancient climates can help us prepare for the future.

The lecture will be held on Zoom and is free and open to the public. Registration is required. 

  • Please register here.
  • Real-time captions will be displayed in Zoom during the event.
  • For questions or to request other reasonable accommodations, please contact Waterman@nsf.gov at least three business days before the lecture.

This lecture is part of a three-part series featuring the laureates of the 2022 Alan T. Waterman award, the nation's highest honor for early-career scientists and engineers. 

To learn more about the 2022 Alan T. Waterman award please visit the Alan T. Waterman award website.