An Active Voice for Climate Hope
At ROM, we know that climate change is happening. We’ve seen the effects of it revealed in field and lab research, scientific study data, changing field expedition parameters, and much more.
In a bold move, the Museum committed to share knowledge and insights from research, studies, data, and other fact-based evidence to help raise awareness of the effects of climate change, and in 2021, welcomed Dr. Soren Brothers, the first Allan and Helaine Shiff Curator of Climate Change.
Through programming, exhibitions, gallery updates, education and kids programming, and regular updates from our Climate Change Team, we invite exploration and discovery about the ways our climate is changing, how we affect and are affected by those changes, and the actions – big and small – we can take to contribute to climate hope.
Born and raised in southern Ontario, Soren holds degrees in Biology and a PhD in Limnology (magna cum laude). As a limnologist (one who studies inland aquatic ecosystems, like our own Great Lakes) he researches the effects of climate change on lakes, and how they can help us better understand and predict global climate change “tipping points”*. He believes we are entering a moment of positive ecological awareness – a new tipping point – where constructive change will keep us moving forward, restoring more balance to our planet’s ecosystems.