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How Climate Change Will Transform Our Mountain Environments in the 21st Century

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Dr. Mathias Vuille: How Climate Change
Will Transform Our Mountain Environments in the 21st Century

Photo of Mathias Vuille

Dr. Mathias Vuille, a prominent scholar on past, current, and future climate change in the tropics, will present on "Toward Mountains Without Snow and Ice: How Climate Change will Transform our Mountain Environments in the 21st Century" on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 12:35–1:30 p.m. in the Science Library's Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room. The event will be the third in the "Campus Conversations in Standish" series of the fall 2017 semester. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. All are welcome.

The implications of Dr. Vuille's talk are troubling. "Half of the world's population today depends on freshwater originating in mountains for agriculture, hydropower generation, drinking water supplies, sanitation, recreation, and industry," says Dr. Vuille. "Rapidly disappearing mountain snow cover and glaciers, combined with population growth, will have far-reaching implications and exacerbate social and political conflicts surrounding water around the globe."

Dr. Vuille is a professor in UAlbany's Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences. He teaches courses on climate variability and predictability, climate change, paleoclimatology, and environmental science. 

Launched by the University Libraries in spring 2015, "Campus Conversations in Standish" raise awareness of UAlbany faculty research and expertise, and connect members of the UAlbany community and beyond in an exchange of ideas and perspectives. They are held two to three times per semester on selected Wednesdays, 12:35–1:30 p.m. in the Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room on the third level of the Science Library. "Campus Conversations in Standish" are free and open to all.

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