ARCTIC MELTDOWN – PUBLIC MEETING
Public Meeting Wednesday 26th September
7.00 pm at the Indian YMCA, 41 Fitzroy Square, W1T 6AQ (Warren Street tube)
With Professor Peter Wadhams, Head of the Polar Oceans Physics Group at Cambridge University and John Vidal (Guardian Environment correspondent) who will just have returned from visiting the Arctic on a Greenpeace vessel…
Organised by the Campaign against Climate Change www.campaigncc.org with the Arctic Methane Emergency Group
Professor Wadhams is a leading expert on sea ice. Whilst the forecasts of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change)for instance have been left well behind he has been at the forefront of those in the scientific community predicting a rapid disappearance of arctic sea ice. In his own words :
“For 40 years I have been measuring sea ice thickness in the Arctic from UK submarines. I first detected substantial thinning in 1990, and since the most recent submarine voyage in 2007 I have been warning that the combination of sea ice retreat and a massive amount of thinning will lead to the disappearance of the summer sea ice by as early as 2015. Despite the fact that this is a simple extrapolation of a clear and measured trend I have been vilified by scientific colleagues for making such a seemingly radical prediction. I am pleased to see these same colleagues now jumping on the bandwagon and supporting my prediction”
Come to this meeting to find out how significant what we are now seeing really is – and what the future might hold.