Climate Change in the Far North

Graphic from the National Snow and Ice Data Center.
Graphic from the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

President Obama will be in Alaska soon, and he says climate change is the reason for the visit. Sea ice is disappearing. Permafrost is melting. And the state is grappling with increasing coastal erosion and wildfires. Climate change is here. Scientists who have studied warming in Alaska for decades join us on the next Talk of Alaska Statewide.

Listen now:

HOST: Annie Feidt

GUEST:

  • Vladimir Romanovsky, professor at UAF’s Geophysical Institute
  • John Walsh, Chief Research Scientist at the International Arctic Research Center at UAF
  • Tom Ravens, professor of civil engineering at UAA

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  • Post your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).
  • Send email to talk [at] alaskapublic [dot] org (comments may be read on air)
  • Call 550-8422 in Anchorage or 1-800-478-8255 if you’re outside Anchorage during the live broadcast

LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

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Annie Feidt is the Editor and Producer of Alaska News Nightly, and is also a frequent contributor to the show. Her reporting has taken her searching for polar bears on the Chukchi Sea ice, out to remote checkpoints on the Iditarod Trail, and up on the Eklutna Glacier with scientists studying its retreat. Her stories have been heard nationally on NPR and Marketplace. Annie’s career in radio journalism began in 1998 at Minnesota Public Radio, where she produced the regional edition of All Things Considered. She moved to Anchorage in 2004 with her husband, intending to stay in the 49thstate just a few years. She has no plans to leave anytime soon. afeidt (at) alaskapublic (dot) org  |  907.550.8443 | About Annie