Research to the Rescue: Bigelow Laboratory Café Sci July 16

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 8:15am

In May, scientists recorded the highest atmospheric carbon levels in human history. In response to this type of sustained disruption to global climate, scientists around the world are working to develop methods that might help mitigate – and even reverse – climate change. These sorts of approaches may become necessary to supplement global efforts to reduce greenhouse emissions.

On July 16 at 5 p.m., Bigelow Laboratory President and CEO Deborah Bronk will present “Research to the Rescue: How Science is Our Best Hope in a Changing Climate” as part of the free Café Sci series at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay.

“Humanity is conducting a massive experiment on the only planet we have, and we have delayed addressing the climate crisis for too long,” Bronk said. “Though things may look dire, in science there is always hope.”

Bronk is an ocean scientist who has spent her career studying how essential ocean nutrients control the growth of microscopic organisms at the base of the food web. Join her for an overview of climate change mitigation and to discuss the roles everyone can play in combatting climate change.

Bigelow Laboratory’s Café Sci is a series of free events that helps the public engage with ocean researchers on critical issues and groundbreaking science. This summer, the series of six talks is held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from July 9 through Aug. 13. For more details and to register for events, visit