After the Arctic Ice Melts - Know Now Conference Call
Featuring the Honorable Francis Ulmer
Fran Ulmer, JD, Chair U.S. Arctic Research Commission
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
11:00 - 11:30 amRegister for the conference call by accessing:https://www.worldaffairscouncils.org/Programs/event.cfm?UserID=110
The Arctic has been warming almost twice as quickly as the rest of the planet and its effects can be felt worldwide. Research thus far shows the warming Arctic impacts weather patterns as far away as mid-latitude areas like California by weakening the jet stream. Colder water in the Pacific Northwest is becoming more acidic and unstable for farming shellfish, while melting permafrost and coastal erosion in Alaska is causing infrastructure collapse and loss of biodiversity. Join the World Affairs Councils of America and former Lt. Gov and Chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission Fran Ulmer for a conversation about the arctic, climate change, and the intersections of environmental science and policy.
As Ms Ulmer's term as Chair of the US Arctic Research Commission comes to the end, it is valuable to understand her broad experience. From 2007 to 2011, Ms. Ulmer was chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). Before that, she was a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Institute of Social and Economic Research at UAA. She is a member of the Global Board of the Nature Conservancy and on the Board of the National Parks Conservation Association. Ms. Ulmer served as an elected official for 18 years as the mayor of Juneau, a state representative, and as Lieutenant Governor of Alaska.
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