AGU Fall Meeting Press Event Announcement: 2017 Arctic Report Card

Date: 
4 December 2017

AGU Fall Meeting Press Event Announcement
2017 Arctic Report Card
Tuesday, 12 December 2017
9:00 - 9:45 a.m. Central Standard Time

Press Conference Room (Room 346-347)
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

For more information about this event, go to:
https://fallmeeting.agu.org/2017/media-center/press-conferences/#reportcard


The Arctic is warming faster than anywhere else on Earth, affecting people in the region, fish and wildlife they depend on for food, and their environment. This unprecedented change has ramifications far beyond the region for the global economy, weather, climate, sea level, trade and security.

The 2017 Arctic Report Card brings together the work of more than 80 scientists from 12 nations to provide the latest information on Arctic environmental change, including air and sea surface temperature, sea ice, snow cover, the Greenland ice sheet, vegetation and the abundance of plankton at the base of the marine food chain. The peer-reviewed report led by the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will also include special reports on Eastern Bering Sea fisheries, one of the most valuable fisheries in the world, Arctic wildfire and the state of permafrost that supports Arctic communities.

For more information about this event, go to:
https://fallmeeting.agu.org/2017/media-center/press-conferences/#reportcard