Paleoclimatologist Carlo Barbante, Director of Italy’s Institute of Polar Sciences, Professor at the Ca΄Foscari University in Venice and Ice Memory Foundation Vice-Chairman, has been going on expeditions to Antarctica for 30 years and has witnessed the accelerating changes first-hand.
In this podcast discussion with Phoebe Fronista, he explained how the velocity of sea level rise has doubled in the last 20 years, what he hopes to learn from 1-million-year-old ice, and why he’s still an optimist on climate change.
What is happening in polar regions, doesn’t stay in polar regions. It affects the ocean, the atmosphere, and the continents at lower latitudes.
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