Thursday, 26 July 2018

Peter Wadhams on Arctic Impacts On Weather And Food


Dr. Wadhams talks about the heating from sea ice and snow melt equals 50% of our CO2. Every 2 molecules of CO2 'we' produce, there is one CO2 equivalent amount of heating.
Arctic Impacts On Weather And Food, Plus How Do We Mitigate The Effects?




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The Arctic may be free of ice for the first time in 10,000 years. Wadhams shows how sea ice is the 'canary in the mine' of planetary climate change. He describes how it forms and the vital role it plays in reflecting solar heat back into space and providing an 'air conditioning' system for the planet.

Prof. Peter Wadhams is the UK’s most experienced sea ice scientist, with 48 years of research on sea ice and ocean processes in the Arctic and the Antarctic. This has focused on expeditions and measurements in the field, which has involved more than 50 expeditions to both polar regions, working from ice camps, icebreakers, aircraft, and, uniquely, Royal Navy submarines (6 submerged voyages to the North Pole ). His research group in Cambridge has been the only UK group with the capacity to carry out fieldwork on sea ice.

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