Glaciers, National Security, and the Roots of Cutting Edge Climate Science
Let's meet for pizza, drinks and SCIENCE!! I've been to several of the Eugene Science Pub events, and they're always fun and educational. Science Pub is organized by OMSI, and they request a $5 donation. I suggest arriving early -- Science Pub draws a big crowd.
Glaciers are all over the news these days, not only because their melting contributes to global sea level rise, alters hydrology, and changes landscapes, but also because ice cores from glaciers provide some of the planet's best data about climate change. How did glaciers come to play such a fundamental role in climate science and global warming discussions? The answer, explains environmental historian Mark Carey, has a lot to do with national security concerns dating back many decades.
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