What is Happening to Arctic Sea Ice? -- March 20 Lecture


Sea ice has emerged as the canary in the coal mine of climate change, and its summer extent in the Arctic has decreased by approximately 50 percent over the past decade.  On March 20, John E. Walsh, chief scientist at the International Arctic Research Center at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, will present a lecture titled "Melting Ice: What is Happening to Arctic Sea Ice and What Does It Mean for Us?" with an introduction by U.S. Senator Mark Begich.  The event is part of the Roger Revelle Lecture Series sponsored by the National Research Council.


DETAILS: The event is free and open to the public and will begin at 5:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, March 20 in the Baird Auditorium of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, located at the intersection of 10th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W. in Washington, D.C.  For more information and to register to attend, visit http://nas-sites.org/revellelecture/.  Reporters who wish to attend should register in advance with the Office of News and Public Information; 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu.