We hear a lot about climate change and the massive swings in our weather patterns these days. This episode’s guest is John Walsh, the Chief Scientist at the International Arctic Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He’s focused his long and distinguished academic career on Arctic climate weather variability. John was a convening lead author for the third U.S. National Climate Assessment completed in 2014 and the author of many important articles, books and reports on climate change, weather and sea ice prediction. Before joining the University of Alaska, John spent thirty years on the faculty at the University of Illinois, Urbana, where he taught courses on weather and climate.
“I think if we start with our home base here in Alaska, use that as a sort of springboard,
I think we can start chipping away at what needs to be done in creating a more informed
society that can make more rational and more prudent decisions that will certainly
benefit future generations.”
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