On November 12, 2012 The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Earth Institute, Columbia University and Quebec Government Office presented an exciting discussion about the effects of climate change on the Arctic. Experts highlighted how Arctic sea ice, climate, marine mammals, tundra, and indigenous communities have been affected by and are adapting to climate change. In addition, each expert addressed how these effects of climate change go far beyond the polar bears and may even impact you.


  • Andy Revkin, Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding, Pace University; Blogger, DotEarth

Speakers and Panelists

  • Julie Payette, Canadian Astronaut, Scientific Delegate, Quebec Government Office
  • Natalie Boelman, Lamont Assistant Research Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
  • Kevin Griffin, Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University
  • Igor Krupnik, Anthropologist, Arctic Studies Center, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
  • Stephanie Pfirman, Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental Science, Barnard College
  • Pierre Richard, Research Scientist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Bruno Tremblay, Associate Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, McGill University

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