Briefing: The Greenland Ice Sheet: Global Warming's Impacts on the Arctic Region

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Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming - Briefing: The Greenland Ice Sheet: Global Warming’s Impacts on the Arctic Region - Last week an ice sheet covering 100 square miles broke off Greenland. This dramatic sea ice event follows the warmest six months on record and is the largest piece of Arctic ice to break free since 1962. On Tuesday August 10, 2010, the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming held a briefing with scientists and experts who study the Arctic region to discuss this event and its relationship to climate change. The briefing, “The Greenland Ice Sheet: Global Warming’s Impacts on the Arctic Region,” was held on Tuesday, August 10th, at 9:30 A.M. in room 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. SPEAKERS: Dr. Richard B. Alley, Professor of Geosciences, and Earth and Environmental Systems, The Pennsylvania State University ; Dr. Robert Bindschadler, Senior Research Scientist at University of Maryland Baltimore County, who has 30 years of service with NASA; Dr. Andreas Muenchow, Professor of Physical Ocean Science and Engineering, University of Delaware. Video provided by the U.S. House of Representatives. Uploaded by Public.Resource.Org from House.Resource.Org. close

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