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Forum seminar: Glaciers from the Kilimanjaro ice fields to the IPCC

When Nov 22, 2013
from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Where Main Lecture Theatre, Department of Zoology, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ
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Georg Kaser                                                                      

Professor of Climate & Cryospheric Research, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Glaciers on Kilimanjaro are rapidly shrinking but rising air temperatures are not to blame. Why have they made it into the IPCC ? Or even better: why has an expert on tropical glaciers made it to become a Lead Author in the IPCC report? This lunchtime seminar will span our findings from the small glaciers on Kilimanjaro to how glaciers at sea level respond to changes in climate.

Georg Kaser is Professor of Climate and Cryospheric Research at the Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics (IMGI) at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, and Head of the Innsbruck University Research Centre of Climate and Cryosphere. A glaciologist and a keen mountaineer, his research focuses on how glaciers respond to changes in climate.

This talk is part of the Ecology Lunchtime Series series.

It is being organised by the Cambridge Forum for Sustainability and the Environment, a new Forum in the University which aims to bring together people from across and outside Cambridge to discuss some of the most pressing sustainability challenges we face in the future and the research we need to do to help to prepare for and address those challenges.

Georg is also one of the panelists on the 'Mountaineering in a changing climate' discussion later in the day on the 22nd November at 5.30pm.  More information and free advance tickets doe this event can be found here

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