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Reshaping Alaska: The Effects of Climate Change

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Reshaping Alaska: The Effects of Climate Change

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Reshaping Alaska: The Effects of Climate Change

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From melting permafrost, to dwindling sea ice, to shrinking glaciers, changes in the Alaskan environment are happening faster than was predicted. Scientists discuss what is taking place in Alaska and the Arctic, and how it is linked to climate change.

Hajo Eicken, associate professor, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks

F. Stuart Chapin, professor of ecology, Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Torre Jorgenson, senior scientist, ABR Incorporated, Fairbanks, Alaska

William Harrison, professor emeritus, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Matthew Sturm, geophysicist, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, Ft. Wainwright, Alaska