Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Adapting to Climate Change

A three day interdisciplinary meeting starts today in White Horse, Yukon to discuss past and present impacts of rapid environmental change on northern people and ecosystems.  This is part of a series of interdisciplinary meetings on Dark Nature: Rapid Natural Change and Human Responses.   You can access abstracts from the May Caspian Sea meeting in Rasht, Iran -- adjacent the Caspian Sea where sealevel has risen 13 centimeters per year between 1977 - 1995.  The meeting of most interest may be the September 6 - 10, 2005 meeting in Como, Italy, which is intended to synthesize the results of the meetings and their implications for environmental policy.   Link: The conference: Rapid Landscape Change Conference.

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