|Climate change’s effect on glaciers, ice sheets to be topic of talks Oct. 7-8|
|Monday, September 20, 2010|
PLEASE NOTE: The speaker is unable to travel to UNC for her scheduled talks. The Oct. 7 presentation will take place by video conference; the previously advertised Oct. 8 talk is cancelled.
Ellen Mosley-Thompson, an expert on the relationship between climate change, tropical glaciers and polar ice sheets, will speak at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Oct. 7 and 8 for the fifth annual Carolina Climate Change Seminar.
Her first talk, “Past and Contemporary Climate Change: Evidence from Earth’s Ice Cover,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 7 in the FedEx Global Education Center’s Nelson Mandela Auditorium, followed by a reception. The second talk, “Ice Core Paleoclimatology: Advantages and Limitations,” will be held Oct. 8 at 1 p.m. in the School of Social Work’s Tate-Turner-Kuralt Auditorium. Both talks are free.
Mosley-Thompson, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, is recognized worldwide as an authority on how climate change is affecting glaciers and ice sheets. She is a paleoclimatologist, professor of geography and director of the Byrd Polar Research Center at Ohio State University.
The climate change seminar is hosted by the department of geological sciences in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences and supported by the college, provost’s office, Institute for the Environment and the department of marine sciences.
Geological sciences department contact: Jo Arlotta, (919) 966-4516,