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PUBLIC LECTURE: Abrupt Climate Change in the Arctic: Why should we care?

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Today's date is Saturday, October 25, 2014
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An Inquiring Minds Lecture by Professor Carlos M. Duarte, Director, UWA Oceans Institute.

The Arctic is the least studied of all regions of the planet, but also that which has warmed fastest to-date and which is predicted to continue to do so along the 21 st century. While the Antarctic Treaty open for an era of scientific investigation and collaboration in Antarctica, the bases in the Arctic were not for science but for the US and the USSR to watch each other’s movement in the chess board of Cold War the Arctic was. Still international collaboration remains challenging in the Arctic. Meanwhile, rapid melting of ice in Greenland and the Arctic Ocean both have shown chatastrophic acceleration in 2012, qualifying the changes in the Arctic as “dangerous climate change” as per the UN Climate Convention. While there are some positives, such as ease of access to resources in the Arctic, triggering a Gold Rush, the forces that the rapid changes in the Arctic can unlock are phenomenal, and can propagate a wave of change to the rest of the planet. The changes in the Arctic should be of everyone’s concern. The challenge that dangerous climate change does not spread, unchecked across the planet.

Cost: Free, but RSVP essential. To register a place visit http://www.ias.uwa.edu.au/lectures/cduarte
Location University Club Theatre Auditorium, UWA
Contact ias@uwa.edu.au <Institute of Advanced Studies> : 6488 1340
URL http://www.ias.uwa.edu.au/lectures/cduarte
Start Wed, 13 Mar 2013 18:00
End Wed, 13 Mar 2013 19:10
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Submitted by Audrey Barton <abarton@admin.uwa.edu.au>
Last Updated Thu, 28 Feb 2013 10:16
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