Monday, March 25 Dinner and Tuesday, March 26 Conference
Yes, the arctic is warming.....
Yes, there is global climate change........
Yes, for sure, they are attacking and accelerating each other....
Learn, why it's happening from Top Scientists
Understand, what might be done about it
from international experts arctic natives, NGO's and business leaders
The warming Arctic is both a result of global warming and key contributor to it. Reduced sea ice in the summer occurs because of a warming atmosphere and ocean. With dark water absorbing more solar energy than reflective sea ice, it accelerates global warming as well. Calving of icebergs from glaciers and growing melting of the Greenland ice sheet is further impacting the composition and temperature of northern oceans.Thawing permafrost has become a source instead of a sink for heat trapping carbon dioxide and methane. So what can be done? As part of an ongoing Fletcher School initiative, a group of experts, policy makers, business and media will convene to examine the critical interaction of the Arctic and global climate change - and share some fresh ideas to address it!
The Edward R. Murrow Center for Public Diplomacy
Center of International Environment and Resource Policy
Canadian Consulate Boston
Global Post, Alaska Dispatch, Living on Earth