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Rivers of Ice: What's Your Question?

Cambridge Science Festival

Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

Rivers of Ice: What's Your Question?

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Rivers of Ice: What's Your Question?

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Kirsch Auditorium, MIT Stata Center, 32 Vassar St. Cambridge

Glaciers in the high Himalaya, in the polar regions and elsewhere are melting. To mark the opening at the MIT Museum of a new special exhibition, Rivers of Ice: Vanishing Glaciers of the High Himalaya, this public symposium brings together image makers, scientists and community members to debate key questions – about climate, environment and water-supply – that are raised by recent studies of glacier loss worldwide.

Join the Cambridge Science Festival Question Campaign. Everyone has a question about climate change.  What's Yours?  Share your question here.

Speakers will include:

Graham Cogley, Professor of Geography, Trent University
James Wescoat, Aga Khan Professor, Department of Architecture, MIT
Susan Solomon, Professor, Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Ellen Swallow Richards Chair, MIT
Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director, Center on U.S.-China Relations, Asia Society
Moderated by: Marco Werman, PRI's The World

Adventurer and film-maker David Breashears will present stunning new images of the Himalayan glacier system; and students from local public schools will display art works inspired by this and related work. Students who contribute to a special Cambridge Science Festival Question Campaign will pose their challenges to the speakers.

Afterwards join the speakers at a Free reception in the Rivers of Ice Exhibition at the MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge. 

This program was made possible in part through the generosity of the Prince Albert ll of Monaco Foundation, GlacierWorks, The Asia Society, The MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, Shell, The Farvue Foundation, and the Council for the Arts at MIT.

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Kirsch Auditorium, Stata Center
32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

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