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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Arctic Emergency: Scientists Speak Up

OK, readers, the background music is sort of annoying, but the video is pretty darned good.

Arctic Emergency: Scientists Speak On Melting Ice and Global Impacts

by Max Wilbert,, August 1, 2014

This film brings you the voices of climate scientists -- in their own words.

Rising temperatures in the Arctic are contributing the melting sea ice, thawing permafrost, and destabilization of a system that has been called "Earth's Air Conditioner."

Global warming is here and is impacting weather patterns, natural systems, and human life around the world -- and the Arctic is central to these impacts.
Scientists featured in the film include:

Jennifer Francis, PhD, Atmospheric Sciences, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University.

Jeff Masters, PhD, Meteorology, Director, Weather Underground

Ron Prinn, PhD, Chemistry, TEPCO Professor of Atmospheric Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Kevin Schaefer, PhD, Research Scientist, National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Natalia Shakhova, PhD, Marine Geology, International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska-Fairbanks.

Stephen J. Vavrus, PhD, Atmospheric Sciences, Center for Climatic Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jorien Vonk, PhD, Applied Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University

Nikita Zimov, Northeast Science Station, Russian Academy of Sciences.

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