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On Thin Ice: Global Impact of Climate Change in the Arctic

Transatlantic Tandem Talk

14. März / 14 Mart

12 PM - 1 PM EDT


University of Cologne New York Office 



The Arctic is warming at rates three times faster than the global average. The melting of ice sheets and glaciers increases concerns about global sea-level rise, while the thawing and degradation of Arctic permafrost soils may release large amounts of greenhouse gases, potentially causing additional warming. Although changes in the Arctic may impact the global climate system, thus affecting societies all over the world, our knowledge of the ongoing transformations in this environment remains limited. A better understanding of the Arctic region is needed for scientists to predict future changes and develop mitigation and adaptation strategies. To this end, researchers study climate archives such as ocean and lake sediments and permafrost to find clues about how past changes in Arctic climate affected the environment.

This Transatlantic Tandem Talk on March 14, 2024,  9 AM PDT / 12 PM EDT / 5 PM CET, will feature an expert discussion between Prof. Dr. Janet Rethemeyer from the University of Cologne, Germany, and Dr. Jannik Martens, UoC alumnus and researcher at Columbia University. 

Weitere Informationen und Anmeldung/ information and registration : https://www.dwih-newyork.org/en/event/2024-03-ttt/