2008 Annual Meeting and Arctic Forum | Overview
Abstracts from 2008 Arctic Forum
The abstracts from the 2008 Arctic Forum are now available for download.
National Association of Home Builders Conference Center
1201 15th Street, NW Washington, DC 20005
13–15 May 2008
Tipping Points—The Arctic and Global Change
Arctic Forum outreach video (Quicktime)
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The increasing pace and scale of observed environmental change in the Arctic and around the globe raises an important question: Have we reached major tipping points in the arctic system?
The interconnectedness of the Arctic is demonstrated when a single change sends ripple effects throughout the marine, terrestrial, atmospheric, socioeconomic, and global systems. Participants at the Arctic Forum discussed how such changes may be "tipping points" that represent new, unknown, and potentially irreversible vanguards of arctic and global change.
Focus questions included:
- Do changes in the Arctic represent tipping points with global consequences?
- How is climate change affecting economic and social activity?
- What actions should we take to improve our ability to respond to observed and predicted changes?
The 2008 Arctic Forum was co-chaired by Martin Miles, Environmental Systems Analysis Research Center in Boulder, Colorado, and Craig Fleener, Gwich'in Council International.
On Tuesday, 13 May 2008, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., the opening reception of the 2008 Arctic Forum was held at the Finnish Embassy in Washington DC.
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