Public Lecture: Changing Climate, Rising Seas: Cape Cod

Falmouth, Mass. – There is no debate that sea levels are rising.  Here on Cape Cod, even a small rise will have profound effects including increased coastal erosion, greater vulnerability to storms and stresses to infrastructure.  The questions are how much, how fast and what can we do about it.  The answers to these questions depend on our responses to a changing climate.  The Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) will host a community lecture entitled, “Changing Climate, Rising Seas: Cape Cod” on Thursday, August 14 at 5:30 featuring Geologist Rob Thieler from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and WHRC’s Senior Scientist Max Holmes.  The presentation will examine local sea level rise assessments, implications and possible adaptations within the context of the causes and effects of climate change around the globe.


Dr. Rob Thieler is a coastal geologist and nationally recognized expert on sea level rise at the USGS in Woods Hole.  Dr. Max Holmes is an earth systems scientist who examines how climate change impacts water and chemical cycles.

The lecture will take place at 5:30 in WHRC’s Harbourton Auditorium, 149 Woods Hole Road, Falmouth, MA.  There is no charge and the public is invited to attend.  Parking and seating are limited, however, and reservations are recommended.  To reserve call 508-444-1517.

WHRC is an independent research institute where scientists investigate the causes and effects of climate change to identify and implement opportunities for conservation, restoration and economic development around the globe.