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Feedback Loops: Albedo

Feedback Loops: Albedo Online

Join us for a virtual screening of the short film Feedback Loops: Albedo.

Watch the film at your convenience upon registration, and tune in on June 9, 2021, for a live discussion with Joellen Russell (Thomas R. Brown Distinguished Chair of Integrative Science and Professor at the University of Arizona in the Department of Geosciences); Sarah Zhou Rosengard (Assistant Professor of Environmental Chemistry, School of the Art Institute of Chicago) and other climate scientists moderated by Julianna Olsson (Exhibit Writer and Editor, Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History).

This program is offered as part of the 4-part virtual series Natural History on the Big Screen: Feedback Loops, taking place monthly May-August, 2021. Register to receive the screening and Zoom Webinar links.

About the FilmThe reflectivity of snow and ice at the poles, known as the albedo effect, is one of Earth’s most important cooling mechanisms. But global warming has reduced this reflectivity drastically, setting off a dangerous warming loop: as more Arctic ice and snow melt, the albedo effect decreases, further warming the Arctic and melting more ice and snow. The volume of Arctic ice has already shrunk 75% In the past 40 years, and scientists predict that the Arctic Ocean will be completely ice-free during the summer months by the end of the century.


This event is not being hosted by the SJR State Library. We are sharing news of this free event because it is related to the curriculum offered at the College and, therefore, may be of interest to our students, faculty, and staff.  

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
  Community Members     SJR State Employees     SJR State Students  
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