Climate Change at the Poles: Not waiting for The Day After Tomorrow
Dr. Ted Scambos, NSIDC, Boulder CO
Both of Earth’s polar regions are changing rapidly and dramatically in response to global warming. Yet they remain spectacular landscapes, wrought of rock and ice and water in ways most of us have never seen. We will review the recent changes in Arctic sea ice, Greenland’s ice sheet, and coastal Antarctica, using satellite data, and go closer, using pictures from field expeditions to get a more personal sense of these far-off, yet hugely important, regions.
Dr. Ted Scambos is the Lead Scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), and a frequent traveller to the Antarctic for research. He uses satellite data, and field instrumentation, to study the polar region’s responses to climate change.
Wednesday, April 6, 6:30-8 p.m.