Arctic seminar 21 October 2017
When HM King Carl XVI Gustaf celebrated his 70th birthday in 2016, Umeå University honoured him with a gift – a scientific seminar. The theme of the seminar is the Arctic – a highly topical issue – not least because of the climate changes that pose a substantial threat to the world we live in.
Today, Earth is warmer than it has been for a thousand years, and the increase is most pressing in the Arctic. The causes can hugely be correlated to the carbon dioxide emissions caused by man, and the consequences are devastating. The Greenland ice sheet is melting at a rapid speed, sea levels are rising, acidification of seas are increasing and natural disasters tend to increase in number and strength.
The seminar highlights the science research conducted at Umeå University focusing on climate change, out of which a big proportion is tied to the Abisko Scientific Research Station, and Climate Impacts Research Centre (CIRC) at Umeå University.