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Climate Change in the Arctic: Global Implications

 |  04/26/10 @ 10:29am

His Excellency Wegger Chr. Strommen, Ambassador of Norway to the United States, is travelling to Cleveland next week to acquaint Northeast Ohio's opinion leaders with the challenges and opportunities facing the United States and the international community regarding the rapidly warming Arctic climate. While the shores of Lake Erie are far from the Arctic, changes experienced there are harbingers of changes that are likely to affect natural resources, commerce and public health in our region.

This unique event will highlight the dramatic environmental changes in the Arctic region as national and international leaders grapple with efforts to combat global warming. A panel of prominent experts, moderated by the Ambassador, will discuss how events in the Arctic region foretell potentially catastrophic changes in the Earth's climate systems.

Featured experts:

  • Dr. Steven Nerem, Professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences and Associate Director, Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research, University of Colorado
  • Dr. Pal Prestrud, Director, Center for International Climate and Environmental Research - Oslo (CICERO)
  • Rafe Pomerance, Senior Fellow, Clean Air-Cool Planet

Please join us for this unique event on Thursday, April 29th from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Rare Book Room of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. A continental breakfast will be served at 7:30.

Space is limited and reservations are required. Please RSVP by Monday, April 26th to Laura Christie at lchristie@cmnh.org or 216-231-4600 ext. 3373.

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