Climate Matters: Scientist Stories
Scientists describe what climate change means to them, their work and their world.
Dr. Alexander Malyshkin
A.M. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences
Climate has impacts on many things: from insect life to the world economy. The causes of climate change are conventionally divided into two categories: natural and man-made. I study the interaction of the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets with the other components of Earth’s climate system (the oceans, atmosphere, and biosphere). Ice sheets do not simply melt as temperatures rise, but react in much more complicated patterns – even growing in size. How climate depends on human activity and its natural variability are key questions that we need to understand.
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