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ONLINE TALK: Ice Rivers by Jemma Wadham
3rd September 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Leading glaciologist Professor Jemma Wadham reflects upon a quarter century of adventures and discoveries across the globe.
Professor Jemma Wadham has devoted her career to the glaciers that cover one-tenth of the Earth’s land surface. Today, however, these ‘ice rivers’ are in peril. High up in the Alps, Andes and Himalaya, once-indomitable glaciers are retreating; in Antarctica, meanwhile, thinning ice sheets are releasing meltwater to sensitive marine foodwebs, and may be unlocking vast quantities of methane stored deep beneath them. The potential consequences for humanity are almost unfathomable.