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Jennifer Nolan '19, double major in Environmental Studies and Philosophy
Introducer: David Supinski '18
I will give an informative presentation on the state of permafrost melt in the Arctic and the impacts the melt may have such as climate feedback loops via the release of stored methane, the re-introduction of diseases from matter previously frozen in the soil, land instability and infrastructural upheaval for communities living on top of permafrost.
This research fits the Symposium theme of Reformation as a call to reform those practices which have led us to the point of massive permafrost melt. As part of my discussion, I plan to introduce some potential actions we can take to mitigate the impacts of the melt and invite the audience to join me in a debate about what the best course of action may be, and on what timescale.
This section was last updated on: 2017-08-29