Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

NSIDC Cryosphere Seminar

Wednesday May 25 2022 @ 11:00 am
to 12:00 pm





11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Type

Open to Public

  • CIRES employees
  • CU Boulder employees
  • General Public
  • NOAA employees
  • Science collaborators
  • Reflections on COP26 from a Climate Scientist and Geographer with Dr. Mark Serreze
    Abstract: COP26, the 26th UN Climate Change Conference, was held in Glasgow, Scotland in autumn 2021. COP stands for Conference of the Parties, the 197 nations that agreed to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in 1992.  It was the first COP since the Paris Agreement of COP21 that parties were expected to strengthen commitments to mitigate climate change.  As a University of Colorado Boulder representative, I and several colleagues had a front row seat to observe the COP process and the activities surrounding the event.  COP26 was a mixed success in terms of commitments. But the event itself, in the midst of the Covid pandemic, with its sea of observers, delegates, NGOs and other interest groups, industry, and protesters from nations and cultures spanning the world, made me realized both how diverse, and how small, our planet really is.    
    Bio: Mark C.  Serreze is Director of the National Snow and Ice Data center (NSIDC) at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and Professor in the Department of Geography, University of Colorado Boulder
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