Ben Kirtman 'Cane Talk

The University of Miami is a leader in work to understand and address climate change.

Sea Level Rise in Days and Decades: What’s Coming and What We Can Do About it

Severe weather events like Superstorm Sandy are revealing the vulnerability of New York City and other coastal communities, particularly as sea levels continue to rise. In his lab at the University of Miami, Ben Kirtman is using one of the world’s largest supercomputers to more accurately predict the risk of severe flooding—in the upcoming weeks and decades.

UM Professor Ben Kirtman gave an eight-minute 'Cane Talk about his groundbreaking research that is helping cities across the globe predict the impact of sea level rise.


Hear Professor Kirtman on C-SPAN discussing the role the United States can play globally to address this crisis: