Professor Lil Alessa presents surprising findings on climate change in Alaska, proposes a future water economy for the state

2011-02-11 by

The UAA Department of Biology featured Dr. Lil Alessa speaking about some surprising climate change findings on Feb. 3, 2011. Her talk is in two parts. The first half deals with what data tells us about climate change in Alaska. The second half proposes a future water economy for Alaska. She reports that water is so valuable that Canada is building a water pipeline to the Four Corners area of the U.S., and China and France are buying up Alaska’s water rights now. Dr. Alessa is with the RAM Group, The Resilience and Adaptive Management Group, described as “a highly interdisciplinary and multi-cultural effort at the University of Alaska Anchorage.” Their focus is “developing social adaptation strategies in the face of rapid global change.”

This podcast was recorded on Feb. 4, 2011 at UAA.

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For More Information:

RAM homepage
Gateway into research, publications, personnel and upcoming workshops
Dr. Lil Alessa bio page
Current research interests
Epscor home page
Information on Living on Earth II upcoming social-ecological conference
KSKA Alaska World Affairs Council archive
Dr. Alessa's Feb. 5, 2009 AWAC, 'Water and the Arctic: The End Game'