Why Colombia is the Arctic: Celebrating Earth Day

Event Date: 
April 22, 2021

Rising seas, island changes, increased heat waves, damages to crops and wildlife, new routes for large ships. These are a few of the effects of the accelerated changes in the Arctic that are transforming our coasts, lands and seas.
To learn about the specific effects in Colombia, the Embassies of Colombia in Canada, the United States and Noruega, organized a conversation on April 22nd at 6 pm ET about why we are closer to the Arctic than we might think.
Experts Angela Posada-Swafford, a Science Journalist and Researcher that has written books and articles about it, and Dr. Mario Londoño-Mesa, a Scientist and Researcher that has dedicated most of his career to studying these networks and interesting webs, will talk about these amazing new realities that are changing the present and the future for all.
Posada-Swafford and Londoño-Mesa are passionate about the topic and have participated in several of Colombia’s Antarctic Expeditions over the years. They will show you details of the current transformation that Colombia is experiencing due to the changes in the Arctic.

We are Celebrating Earth Day with this interesting conversation that will take you through a virtual tour guided by our experts, explaining the whys, the opportunities for Colombia and what should come next in order to take advantage of our location in the world.
The conversation will be moderated by Tim Lougheed, the Executive Director of The World Federation of Science Journalists.

When: Thursday, April 22, 2021, 6pm ET

Register here.

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