ARCTIC MATTERS DAY is January 14th, 2016 so declares the National Research Council of the National Academies
They have published a lavishly illustrated 32-page booklet explaining, showing that changes in the Arctic affect the whole globe. It was announced in the weekly news from the Academies, WhatsNew@National-Academies.org in their Friday alert on January 8, 2016. Incidentally, one may subscribe to the newsletter by writing to: email@example.com
Here is the specific link to the page of events: http://nas-sites.org/arctic/ which includes
From this page, one can also download a poster and connect to an interactive web tool.
“Arctic Matters Day topics include:
- the impact of melting ice on global sea-level rise
- how arctic-region warming can potentially affect weather patterns across the northern hemisphere
- how arctic-region changes such as melting permafrost and changing “albedo” can exacerbate global climate change
- effects of climate change on the range and migration patterns of fish, birds, insects, and other Arctic-based animal populations
- political and security implications of the growing extraction of the Arctic’s natural resources, and from increased commercial, military, and tourism-related shipping across the region
- the need to involve Arctic indigenous groups in decision-making, and to ensure respect for their rights, culture, and changing needs”
Louise Deis, Sci-Tech Reference & Geosciences Liaison, Princeton University, firstname.lastname@example.org
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