Climate Change in the Northeast and Beyond

A Presentation by Dr. Ambarish Karmalkar, PhD

When: April 13, 2024, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Duration: About 50 minute presentation with 30 minutes for Q&A
Program Type: In-person and Zoom, please email for the Zoom link.
Where: First Parish Church United of Westford
48 Main Street
Westford, MA 01886
Cost: Free, Registration Preferred
Speakers: Dr. Karmalkar, Assistant Professor, PhD in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Rhode Island

Ambarish Karmalkar’s Bio:
Dr. Ambarish Karmalkar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Rhode Island. He is a climate scientist studying regional climate change and its impacts on human and natural resources using observations and numerical models. To make his climate research accessible and actionable, Ambarish collaborates with a diverse range of professionals, including ecologists, hydrologists, state officials, and managers. Ambarish is a recipient of the 2024 Science Communication fellowship, an award designed to prepare the next generation of science communicators from diverse backgrounds.

Description of the Event:
Dr. Ambarish Karmalkar will discuss the current state of the global climate and the reasons behind rapid climatic shifts occurring worldwide. He will then describe how global climate change affects New England, shedding light on its impacts on our ecological, hydrological, and cultural resources. Additionally, he will delve into his recent research on exceptional warming occurring in the coastal Northeast, discussing the consequences and proposed solutions–both at a global and local level–to mitigate and adapt to projected changes.



Andrea Grossman, District Administrator, at 978-303-8272 or email

Co-Advertised by: MCD, First Parish Church United, and Westford Climate Action.

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