Is Ice Really Nice?
Speaker: Sasha Leidman, Rutgers University PhD Candidate
Each summer a team of researchers fly to Greenland on military cargo planes and spend several months camping by the ice. They collect measurements such as ice cores and samples from rivers as well as fly drones to map the area. Their measurements let them look at how changing temperatures due to climate change cause more melting. Melting causes the rivers we measure to grow and pump more water into the ocean. Mr. Leidman will describe how sea level rising can make hurricanes and flooding more damaging to all areas of the Earth.
Sasha Leidman is a researcher at Rutgers University, studying arctic glacial hydrology, i.e. ice, and how climate change affects glaciers. His research shows that we need to act on climate change now. If we don’t, the bitter cold temperatures we experience in Greenland may be much warmer in the future.