Today we had our first public lecture of 2017 delivered by Michael Cooper of the University of Bristol. The talk centred on the evidence for climate change and the challenges we will face if we don’t get to grips with the amount of Carbon Dioxide we are adding to the atmosphere.
We also learnt about the ways polar scientists use remote sensing and direct in-the-field measurements to come to their conclusions. The most shocking part of the lecture came in a video of the Ilulissat Glacier in Western Greenland. The entire ice sheet collapsed in 75 minutes with the glacier retreating a mile across a calving face three miles wide.
The event can be watched on YouTube here: