Environmental Impacts on the Antarctic Ecosystem
Friday, January 8th, 2010
Speaker: Dr. William H. Schlesinger
Drawing on several of his journeys, Schlesinger’s lecture explores how climate change and pollution threaten this remote region, which supports penguins, seals, and fragile marine-based ecosystems. Despite being the coldest continent on the planet, distant human activities are contributing to melting ice caps and a growing ozone hole.