Teens host discussion on climate change
Three Louisville students give a presentation on climate change at Jefferson Memorial Forest.
Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 03:49 PM
MAKING CHANGE: Sam, Kaitlin and I giving a presentation on climate change. (Photo: Debbie Goldstein)
On November 6, Jefferson Memorial Forest hosted a presentation and discussion about how climate change is affecting polar bears and their habitat. Kaitlin O'Bryan, a sophomore at Atherton High School, Sam Leist, a senior from Trinity High School, and myself gave the presentation and led a discussion afterward. The presentation also included information about how climate change is also beginning to affect us here in Louisville. The presentation was a PowerPoint created by Polar Bears International, who allowed us to use it. The pictures used were taken by Robert and Carolyn Buchanan, world renowned advocates for the bears. One of the most impressive parts of this presentation is a time-lapse video
created by Ignatius G. Rigor at the University of Washington, Seattle Applied Physics Lab. It uses buoys to measure the thickness of the ice, and shows the annual expansion and contraction of the sea ice from winter to summer from 1978 to 2008.
The same presentation will be given at Bernheim Forest on December 27 and at the Falls of the Ohio State Park at a date TBA. I'll keep you informed in case you would like to attend the events.
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