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The importance of ice: Professor Julian Dowdeswell explains extreme climates

College Fellow Professor Julian Dowdeswell spoke to a packed Intellectual Forum event about the importance of polar ice to the global climate system.

Both ice sheets and sea ice are changing rapidly in the polar regions, and the Arctic is widely regarded as the most sensitive part of the global climate system. Professor Dowdeswell, Director of the Scott Polar Research Institute, explored how these changes are likely to affect issues such as global sea-level over the coming century. 

Professor Dowdeswell is about to lead the 2019 expedition to try to find the Endurance, the ill-fated ship of Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton.

You can see highlights from the event in the Twitter moment below.

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