venerdì 23 Settembre 2022 / ore 21:00 - 22:15
— Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia, Salone di Rappresentanza
Piazza Unità d'Italia, 1, Trieste, Italia
Lingua: italiano
Dialogo tra
Peter Wadhams, professore emerito di fisica oceanica e capo Polar Ocean Physics Group Università di Cambridge / professor emeritus of Ocean Physics and head Polar Ocean Physics Group University of Cambridge
Giuseppe Aulicino, ricercatore Università di Napoli Parthenope e docente di Oceanografia Polare e Remote sensing dell'oceano
Intervento di
Maria Pia Casarini, presidente Polars Educators
Peter Wadhams has been studying ice first-hand since 1970, completing 50 trips to the world's poles and observing for himself the changes over the course of nearly five decades. His conclusions are stark: the ice caps are melting. There is now the probability that within a few years the North Pole will be ice-free for the first time in 10,000 years, entering what some call the "Artic death spiral." As sea ice, as well as land ice on Greenland and Antarctica, continues to melt, the rise in sea levels will devastate coastal communities across the world. The collapse of summer ice in the Artic will release large amounts of methane currently trapped by offshore permafrost. Methane has twenty-three times greater greenhouse warming effect per molecule than CO2; an ice-free arctic summer will therefore have an albedo effect nearly equivalent to that of the last thirty years.
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