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Ulster University and CADA NI
Rising seas and climate change with Dr Asha de Vos

Tue 12th October 2021, Online

Ulster University and CADA NI are delighted to host Dr Asha de Vos to tackle the topic of oceans and coastlines, rising sea levels and the effect on communities around the world. Joining Asha will be academics from Ulster University’s School of Geography and Environmental Sciences.

Global warming is causing rising temperatures and accelerated melting of glaciers, resulting in an increase in the volume of the oceans. Up to 410 million people are at risk of displacement due to rising sea levels, and along with more frequent severe storms, the likelihood of flooding in coastal communities is increasing. The impact of this rise will be most strongly felt in areas of greater need and in the developing world, even though global warming is disproportionately caused by the ‘Global North’. 

At this event, Ulster University researchers and Dr Asha de Vos will talk about the environmental and human impacts that climate change has wrought, specifically focusing on oceans and the impact of climate change, as well as the people who rely on it for their livelihoods. 

About Asha: Dr Asha de Vos is a marine biologist, ocean educator, Senior TED Fellow and chosen for a BBC 100 Women award in 2018, amongst many other accolades and achievements. Find out more about her work here: