Past events

Just in case: What do we need to know about climate intervention?

Can we afford to engineer the climate? Can we afford not to? This conversation breaks the taboo on discussing solar radiation management.

Beyond 1.5Kaneb Lecture Series November 3, 2021, 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Going negative: How much carbon can we capture?

Preventing catastrophic climate change will require not only the elimination of fossil fuel emissions, but also removing significant amounts of carbon from the atmosphere.

Beyond 1.5Kaneb Lecture Series October 20, 2021, 3:00pm

Tipping points: Is there a point of no return?

Ecosystems that have long absorbed and stored carbon threaten to become emissions sources, and ice sheets may be committed to complete melting long before they've disappeared.

Beyond 1.5Kaneb Lecture Series October 6, 2021, 3:00pm

Internalizing risk: What 1.5°C (and beyond) looks like

Despite public perceptions, 1.5C degrees of warming has never been “safe,” and current events are raising awareness of the severity of impacts we face.

Beyond 1.5Kaneb Lecture Series September 22, 2021, 3:00pm
coral reef teeming with fish

Creating a Climate for Change through Art & Science: Heather Goldstone, Justin Brice & Konrad Hughen

Join Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution coral reef expert Konrad Hughen, Woodwell Climate Research Center Artist in Residence Justin Brice, and Heather Goldstone, Chief Communications Officer, Woodwell Climate.

Creating a Climate for Change September 8, 2021, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Falmouth, MA 02540
Yukon-Kuskokwim satellite image

Creating a Climate for Change through Art & Science: Gregory Fiske

Featuring Gregory Fiske M.S., Senior Geospatial Analyst, Research Associate, Woodwell Climate Research Center.

Creating a Climate for Change August 25, 2021, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Falmouth, MA 02540
underwater view of wave and seaweed

Creating a Climate for Change through Art & Science: Loretta Roberson & Scott Lindell

Featuring Loretta Roberson, Ph.D., Associate Scientist from Marine Biological Laboratory and Scott Lindell, Research Specialist, AOPE Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Creating a Climate for Change August 11, 2021, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Falmouth, MA 02540
ocean bottom

Creating a Climate for Change through Art & Science: Emil Ruff

In this presentation we will dive to the murky depths of the ocean and visit otherworldly landscapes that harbor microorganisms eating methane.

Creating a Climate for Change July 28, 2021, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Falmouth, MA 02540

Indigenous Perspectives on Climate Change

Join us for a series of events aimed at deepening our relationships with Indigenous communities in the places where we work and amplifying Indigenous voices within our broader community.

Kaneb Lecture Series June 23, 2021, 4:00pm – 5:15pm

Earth Day 2021: Where Do We Stand?

A Kaneb Lecture  |  The Biden Administration has made climate change a higher priority than any previous administration, and is widely expected to announce new commitments at the Earth Day Summit.

Kaneb Lecture Series April 23, 2021, 11:00am – 12:15pm
Arctic mountains and lake with melting ice

The Dalai Lama with Greta Thunberg and Leading Scientists: A Conversation on the Crisis of Climate Feedback Loops

This virtual event aims to raise awareness about climate feedback loops, reinforcing the urgency of slowing down their devastating effects and offering actionable solutions.

January 9, 2021, 10:30pm
Aerial view of Arctic tundra in summer - photo by Chris Linder

Arctic Permafrost Thaw: Science & Policy

The impacts of rapid Arctic warming are many, not only locally but globally.

Climate Week Events September 25, 2020, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Mountaintop view of Amazon forest

A Plan to End Deforestation in the Amazon

The science is clear, and effective solutions to deforestation-caused problems are still within our reach.

Climate Week Events September 23, 2020, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Drone view of the Woodwell Building on campus.

Woodwell Climate Launch Celebration

August 19, 2020 marks the beginning of an important new phase in our work, as we introduce Woodwell Climate Research Center.

August 19, 2020, 11:00am

Helping Coastal Wetlands Survive Climate Change

Dr. Linda Deegan will discuss the threats to our shorelines and latest science on wetland resilience and restoration.

Kaneb Webinar Series August 5, 2020, 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Western Siberia forest.

Northern Forests at Risk: 2020 Fire Season

The Arctic is experiencing record heat and wildfires are ramping up across the global north.

Kaneb Webinar Series July 22, 2020, 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Fire in Amazon forest.

Amazon at Risk: 2020 Fire Season

Early deforestation data are flashing warning signs that this year could be even worse than 2019’s decade-high.

Kaneb Webinar Series July 8, 2020, 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Image of setting sun in a hot-looking orange sky over a city.

Facing Extreme Heat: Vulnerability & Resilience

Climate change is making severe summer heat and humidity worse and the harm isn’t being spread evenly.

Kaneb Webinar Series June 24, 2020, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Sunrise vista from a mountain top

A Call to Action: Protecting Our Common Home

Join us to hear how faith communities are addressing the ecological and moral emergency of climate change.

Kaneb Webinar Series June 3, 2020, 1:30pm – 2:30pm
A satellite view of a hurricane along the US east coast

Arctic Meltdown and Unruly Tropical Storms

Hurricane season officially begins June 1st, with forecasts warning it may be worse than the historic average.

Kaneb Webinar Series May 20, 2020, 2:30pm – 3:30pm
View of Alaska tundra during the summer.

Arctic Extremes: The Frontlines of Global Warming

The Arctic is warming faster than almost anywhere else on Earth.

Kaneb Webinar Series May 6, 2020, 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Carolina on a backyard chair

Mild to Wild: How Our Backyard Choices Impact Our Environment

Some people go all-in on yard design while others largely let nature take its course.

Kaneb Webinar Series April 29, 2020, 2:30pm – 3:30pm
View of the Earth from space

Climate Action: Bridging Science & Activism

A conversation about how climate scientists and climate activists can work together.

Kaneb Webinar Series April 22, 2020, 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Water sample container for Science on the Fly.

The Stories Rivers Tell

Rivers have stories to tell about the ecosystems around them and the impacts of a changing climate.

Kaneb Webinar Series April 15, 2020, 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Tapir in a harvested field.

Can Tapirs Restore Amazon Rainforest?

New research conducted by WHRC and IPAM Amazônia has shown that lowland tapirs can restore degraded Amazonian forests.

Kaneb Webinar Series April 8, 2020, 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Close up of a leaf

Climate Change in the Era of COVID-19

The novel coronavirus pandemic has been compared to climate change at warp speed.

Kaneb Webinar Series April 1, 2020, 2:30pm – 3:30pm