Promoting Sustainability in East Jefferson County, WA
Climate Change and Antarctica – Who Left the Freezer Door Open?
Friday, November 14th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Quimper U.U. Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave, Port Townsend
Join NASA Scientist Bob Bindschadler for a fascinating evening as he takes you to Antarctica to share his research and tales of adventure. Thawing permafrost, thinning sea ice and retreating glaciers all signal changes that have become the “new normal” for the colder parts of our planet. These changes continue to affect the daily lives of arctic residents but now as the large ice sheets have also begun to lose ice rapidly, billions more people are being impacted through the acceleration of rising seas. While the ice sheets also provide the climatic history that shows that human activity is a primary driver of these modern changes, the rapidity of the changes has posed puzzles that scientists only recently solved. The answers to these puzzles will be described by the speaker, with the help of the audience in an active demonstration of the Antarctic ice sheet. See Nov 14th Antarctica Talk by Bob Bindschadler for more details.
Talk to be followed by a dessert potluck and further conversation on what we can do locally on climate change. The event is free; donations are accepted. See attached poster for more details. Sponsored by the Local 2020 Climate Action Group and the Quimper Unitarian Universalist Green Sanctuary Committee.