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Arctic glaciers are melting at an alarming rate

Internal News - 11 April 2006

Chilling concerns about global warming, permafrost & climate change

Staff, students and members of the local community are invited to attend a seminar by Professor Peter Kershaw from the University of Alberta, Canada, which will explore the evidence of global warming and consider the grim predictions for the earth's future in light of climate change.

Tuesday 25 April 2006 | 4.30 pm | University of Bath, 3 East 2.1

Global warming has arrived. There is supporting evidence from a host of independent and varied sources such as climate records, glacier ice cores, tree rings, and lake sediments. The North and the Arctic have experienced the greatest effects and this will continue and possibly accelerate.

The presentation will include a review of climate change effects on the cryosphere, including glaciers, sea ice, and seasonal snowpack, but will focus on the 24% of the planet's landmass that is affected by permafrost. Thaw-susceptible permafrost is responding to the warming and ice-cored landforms in the discontinuous permafrost zone are shrinking or disappearing.

Predictions for future changes are dramatic, but must be put in the context of what has already occurred.

You are invited for prior discussions, tea and biscuits from 4.00pm in 3 East Ground Floor Foyer

ICE - TOWARDS AN ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH AGENDA

Notes

Please note: the ICE Seminar planned for 9 May has been cancelled. A new seminar date has been added: Tuesday 23 May.

ICE Seminar Series Dates 2006:

2 May, 23 May, 10 October, 24 October, 31 October, 7 November, 21 November, 5 December