Arctic Warming and Global Climate Change

Medford, MA

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A Edward R. Murrow Center

International Inquiry

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!

 

Sponsored by:

The Edward R. Murrow Center for Public Diplomacy

Center of International Environment and Resource Policy

Canadian Consulate Boston

Media Partners:

Global Post, Alaska Dispatch, Living on Earth

 

Monday, March 25

Tuesday, March 26 2013

The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy

Tufts University, Medford, MA USA

 

Arctic Warming and Global Climate Change

Deadly Dance

Speakers:

Jennifer Francis, Rutgers University

Dalee Sambo Dorough, Univ. of Alaska, Anchorage

Kwong Byong Kwan, ForeverForest, Seoul

Robin Chase, BuzzCar, Paris

Andrew Freedman, Climate Central, New York

Craig Altemore, 350.org, Cambridge

and Fletcher faculty:

Crocker Snow - The Arctic Index

William Moomaw - “Burden Bearing to

Opportunity Sharing”

 

INQUIRY TOPICS:

Science Worst Case/Best Case

Indigenous Insights

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