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World Affairs Councils of America

WACA’s KNOW NOW conference call

When: Thursday, May 7, 2019 at 2:00-2:30 PM, ET

Speaker: The Honorable Fran Ulmer

Topic: AFTER THE ARCTIC ICE MELTS

Register now for WACA’s call event, featuring the Honorable Fran Ulmer, chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission.

The Arctic has been warming almost twice as quickly as the rest of the planet and its effects can be felt worldwide. Research thus far shows the warming Arctic impacts weather patterns as far away as mid-latitude areas like California by weakening the jet stream. Colder water in the Pacific Northwest is becoming more acidic and unstable for farming shellfish, while melting permafrost and coastal erosion in Alaska is causing infrastructure collapse and loss of biodiversity.

Join the World Affairs Councils of America and former Lt. Gov and Chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission Fran Ulmer for a conversation about the arctic, climate change, and the intersections of environmental science and policy.

World Affairs Council of Greater Hampton Roads

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