Polar Ice and Environmental Change
Professor Julian Dowdeswell, Cambridge Visiting Fellow at UC, Director of the Scott Polar Research Institute and Professor of Physical Geography in the University of Cambridge
Time & Place
Wed, 07 Mar 2018 18:00:00 NZDT in Bentleys Bar, University of Canterbury, 90 Ilam Road
All are welcome
Both ice sheets and sea ice are changing rapidly in the polar regions. The Arctic is widely regarded as the most sensitive part of the global climate system and parts of the Antarctic Ice Sheet also
appears to be thinning and retreating. This talk will explore the nature of polar ice, the climate change which we are experiencing and how these changes are likely to affect issues such as global sea-level over the coming century.