Escaping Water World: Future Sea-Level Rise and How to Fix It

Sea levels are already rising, threatening the world’s coastal communities, ecosystems, and trillions of dollars in shoreline investments. Miami is especially vulnerable, and is already experiencing more frequent flooding even during sunny weather. As glaciers accelerate their melting from global warming, how much can we realistically expect sea levels to rise? What does Earth’s climate history—preserved in glacier ice cores—tell us about our future?

Join Dartmouth alumni, parents, and friends at The Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach to hear from Erich Osterberg, associate professor of Earth Sciences at Dartmouth. Learn about the emerging picture of future coastlines and discuss how we can avoid the worst impacts of sea level rise. You will also have time to visit the exhibit In the Cone of Uncertainty, by artist Haegue Yang, which explores these concepts by addressing notions of movement, displacement, and domesticity.

Program schedule

6:00–6:30 p.m.: Welcome and registration
6:30–7:15 p.m.: Presentation by Erich Osterberg, associate professor of Earth Sciences
7:15–7:30 p.m.: Presentation by curator on In the Cone of Uncertainty by Haegue Yang  
7:30–8:00 p.m.: Q&A from audience
8:00–10:00 p.m.: Reception with hearty appetizers and an open bar serving beer and wine with time to view the exhibit


General Admission: $50
Classes 2009–2023: $25
Children 17 and under: $25


The Bass Museum
2100 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139