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8 December 2009

NSIDC researchers contribute to COP15 climate conference

NSIDC scientist Shari Gearheard will speak at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (COP15) (December 7-18). Gearheard will speak at the Inuit Circumpolar Council official side event, "Using Traditional Knowledge in Climate Change Decision Making", Saturday, December 12, at 8:00 p.m (Bella Center, Room 5). She will also participate in "Inuit and Arctic Indigenous Peoples Day" on Wednesday, December 16, 11 am- 3pm (North Atlantic House, Strandgade 91).

NSIDC scientist Richard Armstrong, though not attending the conference, participated in a six-person task force who produced "Melting Snow and Ice: A Call for Action (PDF, 12.2 MB)," a report on the status of Earth's glaciers and ice caps. Al Gore and Norway Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere will present the report at a COP15 side event on Monday, December 14 at 1:00 p.m. For more information on the conference, visit the COP15 Web site at The report is available from the Norwegian government Web site at

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