UAF researchers present Arctic climate change webinar

A new course on climate change in Arctic environments, with Rick Thoman of the International Arctic Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, is being offered online at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 14, for the general public.

Thoman is the Alaska climate specialist for the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy. Also presenting will be John Walsh, chief scientist at ACCAP; Sean Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center; and the Scenarios Network for Alaska and Arctic Planning.

The course, open for registration now, is designed to be useful for the general public. Its goal is to provide learners with an overview of the interconnected systems which make up the Arctic environment through the lenses of atmosphere ocean, land and people.

It also will focus on changes to each element of those systems under ongoing climate change. Participants should gain a better understanding of the tools and vocabulary needed to discuss climate change from the classroom to the public sphere after completing the course,

Registration is online at