March Shift 2020
Sustainability News and Views Newsletter
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 1:00pm EDT - Free Webinar
Core Tales of Climate Change from Opposite Ends of the Earth
Ice cores provide one of the best means to reconstruct climate change over hundreds to hundreds of thousands of years. The Vostok/Dome C record from East Antarctica provides a detailed record of glacial - interglacial cycles over the past 800,000 years and not only places the current elevated level of greenhouse gas in a historical perspective but provides a vivid context for the current climate crisis that humanity faces. From the opposite end of the Earth, a recently recovered and analyzed ice core from Denali National Park provides a vivid example of unexpected regional climate change in the Alaska Range.
This edition of EarthShift Global’s popular Brown Bag webinars will be presented by Cameron Wake, Research Professor and expert in the analysis of ice core records.
Plastics, Plastics, Plastics
Over and over we’re asked to look into end of life impacts of plastics. As it turns out, there hasn’t been enough work done to quantify those impacts in LCA terms. A team at the University of California, Santa Barbara is working to change that. They’ve just published an extensive review of what actually happens to plastics at end of life. It’s a great first step in being able to assess the impact of plastics in the environment.
For a quick highlight of the article, please read Professor Sangwon Suh’s blog here .
If you want to dig into the results, please read more here.
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