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The Science of Climate Change

Past event - 2019
21 May Doors open 7:00 pm Starts 7:30 pm Ends 9:00 pm
McLean's Pub, 1210 Rue Peel,
Montreal H3B 2T6
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Earth’s atmosphere continues to warm as human activities emit greenhouse gases. These talks will explore the science behind climate change, with a focus on how and why these changes are especially pronounced in polar regions. We’ll also learn how these rapid changes at the poles have profound impacts on the rest of the planet.

Why is the Earth warming faster at the poles?

Matthew Henry (PhD Candidate (McGill University))
The increasing greenhouse gas concentrations are warming the Earth
around two times faster in the Arctic than in the rest of the globe. The
decreasing sea ice extent, which replaces highly reflective ice with dark
ocean waters, is an often cited reason for this extra Arctic warming. I will
show how we can play with climate models to explore some other potential
reasons for this arctic amplification.

Melting ice in a warming climate

Natalya Gomez (Assistant Professor in Earth and Planetary Sciences at McGill University Canada Research Chair in the Geodynamics of Ice Sheet – Sea Level Interactions)
The polar ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are massive, continental scale sheets of ice kilometers thick and they will begin to melt as the climate warms, changing sea levels and coastal areas around the world. This talk will be about how the polar ice sheets respond to climate change and the physics that determine where and by how much water levels will rise when they melt.

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