Raising Awareness of Rising Sea Levels

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Recently, the University of Alaska Fairbanks hosted the Sydney Chapman Lecture Seminars. The gathering targeted rising sea levels. One of the presenters was Robert Bindschadler, a retired NASA earth-scientist who enjoyed a long  and distinguished career with the space agency. He also has links to UAF. Early in his research career he worked with UAF geophysicists Will Harrison and Matthew Sturm. More globally, Bindschadler has served as the president of the International Glaciological Society. But his talks for the Chapman seminars focused less on field work and more on policy-makers.

Also on the show: Last episode I aired an interview with local African-American community leader James Nathaniel Hunter Jr. He talked about his early life in the civil rights movement and his role as an Episcopal priest in North Pole. This week we hear from his wife Sharron who had her own history of teaching and community activism. In fact, her civic engagement included serving eight years on the North Pole City Council.

And Chris Lott will be in with another episode of Katexic Clippings.

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