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CU on the Weekend: An Arctic perspective on contemporary global warming

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 1:00PM - 3:00PM

Speaker

Giff Miller

The public is invited to a free lecture by Giff Miller, part of the CU on the Weekend series.

The Arctic is warming two to three times faster than the rest of the Earth, a fact with complex implications that researchers are just beginning to understand. In this lecture, Professor Gifford Miller will discuss how researchers measure and evaluate contemporary global warming, and how current warming trends compare to earlier centuries. As ice caps melt and expose landscapes and plants long preserved, scientists have discovered that the past century is the warmest century in more than 50,000 years. This warming in the Arctic directly impacts people and wildlife who live in that area, and also the rest of the world’s inhabitants and ecosystems.

See more on the event website: https://www.colorado.edu/outreach/ooe/cu-weekend/arctic-perspective-contemporary-global-warming