The Antarctic ice sheet is changing as a consequence of climate warming, and in ways that are deeply concerning to our planet in terms of global sea level rise and heat retention.
In this talk, Professor Martin Siegert from Imperial College London explains how we know what is happening, what the consequences are likely to be, what we can do about it and what changes are locked in. There is great uncertainty on the value of future sea-level rise and he will explain some of this complexity and what research might allow us to better understand the processes involved.
Martin also examines the problem by considering the technological advances that allow us to undertake science in one of the most extreme and isolated places on Earth and how future technological developments can be used to measure key sections of the ice sheet that are very difficult to access directly. The outcome will be a greater awareness of how Antarctica is changing, what measures we need to take to mitigate the problem and the need to adapt to changes that are now inevitable.
This event has been organised by the South committee.
[In-person] Award-winning filmmaker, James Levelle, shares stories from his 9,000- mile emission-free odyssey from the UK to Chile to champion young voices in the climate crisis, and what he’s learned from his brand-new next generation relay race overland and sea from Glasgow to the UN Climate Conference in Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt.
16 February 2023
[Online] Join us for our free, online sessions for geography teachers who wish to build their confidence in teaching the mathematical content of A Level geography.
8 February 2023
[In-person] The King George men are coming – in places they still remain: Britain’s Overseas Territories.
23 February 2023
[Online] This webinar offers advice and insights on how to manage your wellbeing throughout the PhD process and where to look for further help and support.
1 March 2023
[In-person] Stay for supper at the Society after the Sanitation for all? Cities and the right to citylife lecture and meet other members and their guests.
20 March 2023
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