Experiencing Climate Change During a Week on Alaskan Ice

For an eminent climate scientist who might otherwise spend his days working at a computer, spending a summer week on an Alaskan glacier teaching bright students and exchanging views with visitors is a fine way to bring climate change down to earth.

That’s the way Ben Santer has passed parts of four recent summers, lecturing students and interacting with researchers in the Juneau Icefield Research Program, exploring changes that are taking place in one of North America’s largest ice formations.

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