Iceland and Greenland: Climate Change and the Arctic

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Iceland and Greenland: Climate Change and the Arctic

No ecosystem on the planet is changing faster than the Arctic. Glaciers are disappearing at an alarming rate, altering the environment as they melt. In Iceland—dependent on the sea since the first Vikings settled over 1,000 years ago, and where whaling is still a part of the country’s fisheries tradition—you will experience nature as never before. Over the last few decades, the Arctic has been the region that has warmed most in the world and data confirms that Arctic warming has caused changes to sea ice and snow cover. Scientists have warned that Arctic amplifications may lead to feedback effects that will cause further warming to the planet. The rapid and interactive changes in Arctic climate, biology, and society prompt a number of research questions: How will these changes—from a potential rise in sea level to accessibility to resources that have until recently been hidden under ice—affect the rest of the globe? How are Arctic communities adjusting to these changes? What could we learn from their behavior? How do we develop solutions to the problems caused by climate change? Please see our website for more information

Subjects

  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Engineering Technician
  • Environmental Management Systems / Policy
  • Environmental Risk
  • Environmental Studies
  • Geology
  • Sustainable Development

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