Climate Change Talk Takes Center Stage at Caveat Tomorrow Night

Hurricane Sandy along the East River, Oct. 2012. Photo by Virginia Jones.

Hurricane Sandy along the East River, Oct. 2012. Photo by Virginia Jones.

Caveat, the fairly new performance venue on Clinton Street for, “playful, intelligent” nightlife,” offers a pretty diverse and often wacky lineup. Tonight, for example, it’s a “Ded Talks,” which is described as a, “lecture series highlighting the life and ideas of your favorite dearly departed celebrities.” But today we want to mention another event with special relevance on the Lower East Side: “Convergence: Coastal Cities Confront Rising Seas.”

Convergence is a live show and podcast which, “brings together two people from vastly different fields to explore how emerging science and tech will affect culture, society, and politics in the near future.” Tomorrow evening, host Meehan Crist will be joined by Robin Bell of of Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and and Daniel Zarrilli, who’s in charge of New York City’s resiliency efforts.

Bell has coordinated 10 exhibitions to Antartica and Greenland to examine what makes ice sheets collapse. Zarrilli is spearheading the city’s climate change initiatives, including the multi-million dollar flood protection system that will one day be built along the East River.

The program takes place tomorrow (Thursday) from 7-9 p.m. at Caveat, 21 Clinton St. More info here.