Arctic Ice

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Scientists met this week in Seattle to talk about ice and its role in the larger Arctic ecosystem. New research suggests that the Arctic ice has thinned dramatically, but what does that mean? In this hour, we'll take a look at the Arctic environment and how it's changing, on land, sea, and in the air. Is there a link to global warming? And what holes remain in our understanding of how the different parts of the Arctic ecosystem interact?

Guests:

James H. (Jamie) Morison
*Principal Oceanographer, Polar Science Center
*Director, SEARCH (Study of Environmental Arctic Change) Project Office, Applied Physics Lab, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Seymour Laxon
*Senior Lecturer in the Department of Space and Climate Physics, University College London, London, UK

Mark Serreze
*Research Scientist, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, National Snow & Ice Data Center (NSIDC), University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

KC Golden
*Policy Director, Climate Solutions, Olympia, Washington

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