National Academy Holds Arctic Matters Day

On Thursday, January 14, 2016, from 9:00 – 5:00 ET, the U.S.  National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC 20001, will hold its Arctic Matters Day: a public symposium. The NAS states that this event will be

a series of lively, public-friendly presentations from top scientists and other experts who study the connections between Arctic-region changes and impacts that can affect people and places around the globe. Attendees can also explore a series of interactive exhibits and displays. The event is free and open to the public….Some of the topics/speakers at this event will include;

  • Coastal concerns: Sea level rise from the loss of polar ice
    Richard Alley, Pennsylvania State University
  • Permafrost carbon: a climate change amplifier
    Max Holmes, Woods Hole Research Center
  • The Polar vortex: Impacts of arctic warming on the weather where we live
    Jennifer Francis, Rutgers University
  • Plants and animals: How arctic warming can affect global ecological dynamics
    Natalie Boelman, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
  • The new Arctic Ocean: Implications of the shrinking polar ice cap
    Admiral Jonathan White, US Navy
  • A path forward: The Arctic as a new frontier for sustainable development
    Gwen Holdmann, Alaska Center for Energy and Power

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