Learn how corals and cave stalagmites can probe the mechanisms of climate change, both past and present!
Kim Cobb’s research uses corals and cave stalagmites to probe the mechanisms of climate change, both past and present. With a B.A. from Yale University and a Ph.D. in Oceanography from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, she joined the faculty at Georgia Tech in 2004. Kim conducts fieldwork in on remote coral atolls and in the caves of Borneo in support of her research. Kim received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in 2008 in recognition of her climate change research, which regularly appears in Science and Nature. Through numerous public appearances, she is devoted to the clear and frequent communication of climate change science to the public. When she’s not SCUBA diving, caving, teaching, or writing grant proposals, she enjoys spending time with her four children, ages 5-8.
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