Rutgers University Climate Scientist Kicks Off Metcalf Institute's Free Webinar Series
Metcalf Institute at the University of Rhode Island develops science training for journalists and communication training researchers to help them better understand important environmental issues. We're hosting a free webinar on global warming impacts on May 17 that's of interest to professionals and the public alike.The Arctic Meltdown and Extreme Weather: Untangling a Complex StoryJennifer Francis, Rutgers UniversityMay 17, 201711:00 - 11:30 a.m. ESTWatch the free webinar here: metcalfinstitute.org/training/webinarsTwo conspicuous symptoms of global warming are the rapid melting of Arctic ice and increasing frequency of certain types of extreme weather. Heat waves and more intense precipitation have been clearly and directly linked to a warming Earth, but an emerging topic of active research is the possible impacts of an Arctic that is warming at twice the pace of the rise in global temperatures. Dr. Francis will discuss new results and efforts to understand this complicated and controversial aspect of climate change.