Researchers Find Arctic Ice Cover Collapse in Response to Global Warming - Major research consortium participates in international effort to determine implications of climate change, including rising sea levels



    VANCOUVER, April 27 /CNW Telbec/ - Researchers in the Polar Climate
Stability Network will today reveal findings from their work in Canada's polar
regions, including an international project that examines the melting of the
Greenland ice sheet and mountain glaciers. The north is already feeling the
effects of a warming climate, and the research projects being discussed will
help decision-makers across the country to understand the changes and to
design strategies and policies to adapt.
    The Network focuses on: 1) rapid climate change occurring in both the
oceans and on land; 2) the vulnerability of glaciers and sea ice in Northern
Canada to global warming; 3) investigating climate changes in Canadian ocean
waters and on the Canadian land mass that have occurred in the past; and 4)
the connections between changes in Arctic climate and lower latitudes, both
past and future.

    
    WHO:   Leading researchers in the Polar Climate Stability Research
           Network
    WHAT:  Will present key findings on the evolution and effects of climate
           change in Canada's North
    WHERE: Room 307/309, Peter Wall Centre, University of British Columbia
    WHEN:  May 1, 2007, 10:30 a.m.
    WHY:   Because elected representatives, policy-makers and the public need
           to know how climate change is affecting Canada's polar regions, in
           order to predict, and adapt to, future impacts.

    The Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences has invested
$5 million in this work.
    




For further information:

For further information: please contact Dawn Conway, Executive Director,
CFCAS, Conway@cfcas.org, (613) 878-0955; Professor Richard Peltier, (647)
405-0829, peltier@atmosp.physics.utoronto.ca

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