Lecture Series

Please join us on Zoom for a new lecture on:

Instability: Climate Change, Health, Loss of Wildlife, and What We Can Do About It

October 28th, 5:30pm ET

Register here on Eventbrite

We’re all familiar with extreme events associated with climate change—stronger tropical storms and nor’easters, warmer seasons, wildfires—but the gradual changes affecting the ocean and land ecosystems all around us remain largely hidden from the public. Media attention rarely focuses on fish migrations that collapse ocean ecosystems and economies. Rarely does anyone peek under the surface of the ocean to see invasive seaweed covering every rock and suffocating wildlife. Extended droughts that make animals flee our forests are becoming as commonplace as a 90º day in February. 

What does that do to the health of the ecosystem we belong to? What does that do to our health? How can we learn from the past for a better future? 

With some of the most detailed evidence available worldwide and breathtaking photos of a changing natural world, Dr. Alexander More will take us on a journey that will show how climate change has affected the health of people and ecosystems, becoming the underlying cause of mass migrations, disease outbreaks, food insecurity, water stress and conflict. In a word, instability. With insights into past and present crises, he will discuss solutions available to each of us to live our lives more sustainably. 

 

 

Alexander More is a climate & health scientist, and economist. He is an Associate Professor of Environmental Health at Long Island University, in NYC, Assistant Research Professor at the Climate Change Institute and group leader for a revolutionary project at Harvard University, where he also earned his PhD. You can follow him on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @natureofalex. 

With research spanning four continents, Dr. More uses cutting-edge tools to engage the public in the realities of climate change and the quest for solutions to it. He leads a project on the impact of climate change on human and ecosystem health and the economy. His research has been covered by CNN, NPR, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Science Magazine, The Guardian, Popular Science, and more than 150 other print and online publications worldwide. 

Having learned to dive at age four, Dr. More has accumulated more than 1500 hours in

Having learned to dive at age four, Dr. More has accumulated more than 1500 hours in underwater expeditions and surveys. He served as a staffer in the U.S. Senate, he is a fellow of the Theodore Roosevelt Institute and the Explorers Club. He is a former Managing Director of the World Ocean Forum, and currently director of communications for Blue Ocean Watch. All his published data is freely available to the public, and also displayed on Harvard MAPS, a groundbreaking, Google-maps-like website that overlaps ultra-high-resolution environmental, health, and economic big data in maps that use AI and machine learning to find trends humans could never see. 

Raised and educated in southern Italy and Greece in the early part of his life, Dr. More moved permanently to New York City on his own to complete his secondary education. He attended college in Chicago and eventually Washington University in St. Louis. He continued his studies in an interdisciplinary PhD program at Harvard University, where he earned multiple coveted teaching awards and where he has conducted research for the past 15 years.

 

Our lectures are free presentation seminars and discussion events hosted by the Center for Student Coastal Research (CSCR), a non profit organization located in Cohasset on Boston’s South Shore. CSCR educates students in environmental sciences, encourages environmental awareness, and promotes activism.

General attendance and participation is comlimentary, tax deductible donations are welcome.

If you are interested in actively participating in the lecture series program, please contact the organizer Dr. Carsten Haber, CSCR board member.