COMMUNITY EVENT: THE ARCTIC IS CHANGING RAPIDLY. HOW WILL THOSE CHANGES IMPACT US?
ODU PUBLIC EVENT: USTREAM TO BRECKENRIDGE COMMUNITY EVENT
During the Glen Gerberg Weather and Climate Summit, which took place in Breckenridge, Colorado, there was a Community Evening event on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 6:00 PM MST (8:00 PM EST), with presentations by Jim White and James Balog.
ODU organized a local event with live-streaming of the presentations and the possibility to ask questions. The ODU event was open for students, faculty, and staff as well as community members.
Registration: Registration was required.
BRECKENRIDGE COMMUNITY EVENT
Wednesday January 14, 2015 7pm — 8:30pm
How Will Those Changes Impact Us?
Join us for an engaging and fascinating evening of discussion as the Glen Gerberg Weather & Climate Summit, Vail Resorts and the Town of Breckenridge present the science behind our changing climate with Dr. James White, Director of University of Colorado’s Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research combined with the amazing imagery and video collected by James Balog, an award-winning photographer, explorer and founder of the Extreme Ice Survey.
White and Balog will jointly present some of their Arctic research findings and how those findings are helping us to better understand the impacts of a rapidly changing climate. Major impacts of melting ice include Sea Level Rise. This result alone threatens major cities and communities globally with New Orleans, Hampton Roads and Miami just some of the major US cities that are on the front lines. How much sea level rise might we expect to see in 10, 20, 50 years? This event will be LIVE streamed directly from the DoubleTree Hotel in Breckenridge, Colorado and will be open to the public on a first-come first-served basis. Seating is limited so please make plans to attend and arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the event start.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Kenneth Chang, 2014. Snow Is Down and Heat Is Up in the Arctic, Report Says, New York Times, December 17, 2014.
NOAA, 2014. Arctic Report Card.