"We talk about climate change as a global phenomenon, but the impacts are profoundly local and variable." an interview with Thomas Wagner

Recorded July 2, 2019 Archived July 2, 2019 17:29 minutes
Id: APP648044


Thomas Wagner, NASA's Program Scientist for the cryosphere, discusses how his life has developed to study the Arctic and Antarctic. Even though as a student he initially found himself bored by studying glaciology, he soon discovered a passion for polar sciences and glaciers as climate change became better understood. He discusses the critical role that AGU plays for connecting isolated researchers and developing people professionally. He also talks about how earth scientists can help society prepare for climate change at the local level by understanding specific challenges and variations. Wagner goes on to discuss the cold-weather challenges of bundling up at the South Pole and the geographic contrast between the Arctic and the Antarctic. (Recorded 10 December 2018)


  • Samuel Hedlund
  • Thomas Wagner
  • AGU Narratives

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