The dramatic changes in Arctic environmental conditions and their effect on lower latitude weather patterns was the subject of a public lecture hosted by the U.S. Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR) Program on Feb. 2. Stephen J. Varcus of the University of Wisconsin Madison discussed his recent work with Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University that asked the question: Is the Arctic meltdown contributing to extreme weather events around the world?
Alaska State Arctic Policy Advisor Craig Fleener spoke at the Arctic Research Commission of the U.S. headquarters about how he sees future Arctic policy and research.
The participants in this panel discussion were Frank Verrastro, Senior Vice President & Chair for Energy and Geopolitics at CSIS, Christi Tezak, Managing Director for ClearView Energy Partners LLC, Adam Sieminski, Administrator for the U.S. Energy Information Administration, and Todd Stern, former U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change.
Speaking at ARCUS in Washington, D.C. about rapid sea-ice changes in the Arctic, Dr. Hajo Eicken said the region is now the scene of increased uncertainty, poses higher risks for users, and will see greater impacts on its local communities, especially from increased maritime activity.
He stressed the importance of prediction networks, which can work from a variety of time scales ranging from a week or less to several months.
The Arctic Research Consortium of the United States hosted a panel discussion open to the public in conjunction with the Arctic Science Ministerial. The panel focused on citizen engagement and education about Arctic research and research improvements.
March 31, 2016 – ARCUS DC Office, Washington, D.C. The ARCUS Arctic Research Seminar Series held a seminar on the new ways of collecting and integrating critical environmental intelligence to … Read More
On January 14th, The National Academies of Sciences held a public symposium “Arctic Matters Day” to provide an overview of the dramatic environmental changes affecting the Arctic region and the … Read More