Tim Herbert

Brown University

Tim Herbert is a marine geologist interested in the ocean’s role in climate change. He and his research team reconstruct past changes in ocean surface temperatures, ecosystems, and carbon cycling in relation to climate change at different time scales (including El Niño cycles, ice ages, and even tens of millions of years). To do this, he uses information from ocean sediments that record how these properties change over time. Professor Herbert obtained his BA from Yale University and his PhD from Princeton University. At Brown University, he teaches courses on Earth Habitability and the Marine Carbon Cycle, and he is involved in interdisciplinary research on campus linking climate change to societal challenges over the next century.

What is geoengineering?
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How have humans affected Earth’s climate?
How do scientists, governments, and the media talk about climate change?
What do climate scientists do and how do they make predictions about future climate change?
How do we know the climate is changing?
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What is climate change?
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