A Pathway Forward: Finding Our Voice As Humans and Scientists

Event Type: Seminar

Date: 9 February 2021, 10:00 to 12:00

About the Event

In the midst of a pandemic, during the week of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, at the beginning of Black History month (in the U.S.), in the midst of an ever growing climate crisis, and after a tumultuous year, it seems like as good a time as ever to reflect on where we are as Earth Scientists – both from the perspective of being human as well as being a scientist. I will use this opportunity to share my perspective, as a woman in a dominantly male discipline, as a member of the committee that recently wrote the decadal vision for Earth Science in the U.S., and as someone who studies climate change and sea level rise and regularly engages with the public on those issues. Though I may come from a different perspective and I live on the other side of the globe, I will argue that the importance of what we share far outweighs that which we don’t. And foremost among those commonalties is a shared future on our planet.

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About the Speaker

Andrea Dutton

Andrea Dutton is a full professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Department of Geoscience. Her main research focus is to establish the behavior of sea level and polar ice sheets during past warm periods to better inform us about future sea-level rise. Dr Dutton is active in communicating about climate change and sea-level rise to the public and has been extensively quoted and featured in popular media. She has also testified to the U.S. Senate about matters related to climate change and industrial emissions. Dr Dutton is a MacArthur fellow, a Fulbright scholar, and a fellow of the Geological Society of America. She was also named one of Rolling Stone Magazine's "25 People Shaping the Future in Tech, Science, Medicine, Activism and More".


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