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The Cryosphere: Changes and Impacts on the Environment and Human Activities


Tuesday, January 16, 2018


McMaster Innovation Park
175 Longwood Rd S
Room 1AB
Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1

All elements of the cryosphere are responding to global warming. Glaciers and ice sheets are in general retreat; winters are becoming shorter with consequences for snowpack extent and duration; Arctic sea ice extent and thickness are affected; lake and river ice covers are becoming thinner and with shorter duration; permafrost is thawing. There are considerable consequences for ecosystems and the environment and human activities are being affected.

The presentation will examine, in particular, effects on human activities within mountainous regions, on water supply from mountain water sources and the impacts of sea level rise.

Dr. Gordon Young, noted glaciologist, will be speaking.

For more information, please visit: http://inweh.unu.edu/another-drop/