Professor Colin Ballantyne FRSGS: The Vanishing Arctic Online

Dec 1, 2021 · ,
Professor Colin Ballantyne discusses how warming in The Arctic is triggering a cascade of environmental effects.

The Arctic is currently warming roughly twice as fast as northern mid-latitudes, triggering a cascade of environmental effects. The most visible of these are shrinking glaciers and ice caps, and a progressive reduction in sea-ice cover. Less visible is degradation of permafrost, which results locally in subsidence and flooding, and generally in the release of carbon dioxide and methane through thaw and microbial decomposition of organic material that was locked in permafrost for millennia. The Arctic has been described as the thermostat of mid-latitude climate; the setting on that thermostat seems likely to change in the foreseeable and unforeseeable future.

Website:http://Royal%20Scottish%20Geographical%20Society

Event organizers

Are you organizing Professor Colin Ballantyne FRSGS: The Vanishing Arctic?

Claim the event and start manage its content.

I am the organizer
Online Event
Online Event

A place to meet the most active, international community members

Social
Rating

based on 0 reviews