Arctic Matters Day

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: wnadmin@nas.edu

http://nas-sites.org/arctic/2015/06/04/arctic-matters-booklet/
http://nas-sites.org/arctic/2015/06/04/arctic-matters-booklet/

Here is the specific link to the page of events: http://nas-sites.org/arctic/ which includes

Booklet: Arctic Matters:
The Global Connection to Changes in the Arctic

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, lfdeis@princeton.edu

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