4:00 PM

General Discussion

5:00 PM


6:00 PM

(Optional) The National Academies, Polar Research Board

Public Lecture: Climate Change: From the Poles to the World, presented by Dr. Richard Alley. The Cecil and Ida Green Building, Room 104, 2001 Wisconsin Avenue, NW.

Friday, March 23rd

9:00 AM

Second session on ecosystem impacts

Hydrological cycle Inouye on snowfall and altitudinal migrants; Kling on freshwater ecosystems; Lowell on Arctic and glacial response; Dyurgerov on alpine glaciers

11:00 AM

Second session on economic impacts

Thermohaline circulation studies

Toth, Tol, and Keller on thermohaline circulation reversal

12:00 PM


1:00 PM

Third session on societal impacts and responses



Human and societal responses

Weiss on ancient civilizations



Responses in today’s world

Weyant on technology; Pielke on adaptation

2:20 PM

General conclusions from the different areas

3:15 PM

Tentative recommendations for the report

4:00 PM


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