Arctic Warming: Risks for Methane Emissions

THU, JAN 28, 2010 (46:40)

Dr. Ronald Prinn, TEPCO Professor of Atmospheric Science in MIT's Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Science, shares the result of his project measuring the rates of change in atmospheric concentrations of trace greenhouse gases. After more than 30 years of research, he and his colleagues recently noted an unexplained increase in methane concentrations which led them to reconsider the impact of methane vis-a-vis climate change. He outlines those risks in his discussion of "Arctic Warming: Risks for Methane Emissions, Sea Ice Loss, and Ocean Overturn."

This talk is part of Cambridge Forum's After Copenhagen: Global Climate Change Conference, recorded by Steve MacAusland.

+ BIO: Ronald Prinn

Dr. Ronald Prinn is te TEPCO Professor of Atmospheric Science in MIT’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Science. One of his projects has been measuring the rates of change in atmospheric concentrations of trace greenhouse gases for more than 30 years. Recently he and his colleagues noted an unexplained increase in methane concentrations which led them to reconsider the impact of methane vis-a-vis climate change. He outlines those risks in his discussion of “Arctic Warming: Risks for Methane Emissions, Sea Ice Loss, and Ocean Overturn.”

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