Climate changes unevenly from place to place: in Russia, for example, it does so twice as fast as in the South. Permafrost degradation is just one of many consequences of climate change. As a result, the infrastructure of Northern cities is in danger, with 10% of residential buildings in Norilsk, an industrial city in Russia, being at risk of collapse because their foundation is deteriorating due to soil thaw.
Yekaikin believes that humans are a real threat to life on Earth. Worse still, time is running out on climate change. In his lecture, Alexey will speak about human impact on the environment, explain what the climate was like a million years ago and what ice cores have to do with it, and why humans are responsible for the climate change we see today.
Alexey Yekaikin is a glaciologist, polar expert, and chief researcher at the Laboratory of Climate Change and the Environment of the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI). He has been part of 15 Russian Antarctic expeditions since 1998 and explored the subglacial Lake Vostok and glaciers of Greenland, Svalbard, the Caucasus, and Altai. Yekaikin is now working on an academic project that involves looking for the oldest ice on Earth. He is also studying how Antarctica's climate has changed over the past 2,000 years.
The lecture will be held in Russian, with simultaneous interpretation into English. Receivers will be issued in exchange for an ID.
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