What Type of Chairs are Best for Laboratories & Industrial Facilities?

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Read what to look for when specifying chairs for your wet lab, cleanroom, electronics manufacturing factory, or industrial facility?

AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA, September 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Are you having trouble deciding on which chairs to specify for your wet lab, cleanroom, electronics manufacturing factory, or industrial facility?

We take a look at the important details that you need to consider for these demanding environments – from choosing the right materials that can resist chemical spills to ergonomic considerations that keep your employees healthy and fit while on the job.

These task chairs offered by Formaspace are suitable for a variety of activities and body types. They provide smooth mobility and essential back support while also accommodating movement.

Wet labs create an exceptionally demanding physical environment.

Accidental chemical spills are always a risk, so you need to choose your chair specifications carefully.

Ordinary fabric upholstery is usually a poor choice, due to their inability to resist chemical exposure without staining; also, ordinary upholstery fabrics can absorb and retain unpleasant chemical odors, especially at the seams.

The tough Graphite chair is an ideal choice for wet labs where accidental chemical splashes and spills are a constant risk.
Instead, take a look at fully enclosed urethane seating designs with minimal seams, which make them easier to clean and maintain, as well as providing greater resistant to multiple chemical exposures.

Because the majority of wet lab designs are designed with countertop height work surfaces, you’ll need to select chairs that incorporate durable foot rings or platform-style footrests — to prevent ‘dangling feet’ that can cause unnecessary worker fatigue. Footrests and platforms made from metal are long-lasting and may be more resistant to the demands of especially harsh wet lab environments compared to conventional “composite” ones, e.g. those made from molded plastic.

Finally, to facilitate lab workers shifting from one area of the lab to another, you’ll want to specify heavy-duty hard floor casters.

Providing suitable seating for cleanroom environments is a challenge.

Ordinary furniture seating systems are out of the question — as their friable upholstery fabrics and hard-to-clean surfaces can generate and collect dust particles.

What to do?

Well, if your cleanroom application is rated between Class 100,000 (ISO 8) and Class 100 (ISO 5)*n there is now a solution: seating systems that are specially designed for high-performance cleanroom operations.

GEO chairs are unique in the industry: they are certified use in cleanrooms up to Class 100 (ISO 5).
How can these comfortable chairs, with their 3-Function adjustable seating mechanisms, comply with the demands of Class 100 (ISO 5) cleanroom environments? The answer lies in their unique, smooth, sealed plastic seating surfaces that are easy to wipe down, while at the same time designed to prevent collection or shedding of particulates into the ambient air.

If your cleanroom application is even more demanding — e.g. Class 10 (ISO 4) or Class 1 (ISO 3) environments — Formaspace can custom manufacture metal seating

Many of Formaspace’s industrial customers, such as Dell Computer, work with delicate electronic devices that can be catastrophically damaged by unintentional electrostatic discharge.

That’s why such a wide variety of our Formaspace industrial clients — including electronics manufacturing and assembly operations, electronics testing and repair labs, and tech labs that handle and configure expensive servers — take advantage of our ESD (Electrostatic Dissipative) furniture configurations, which have ESD work surfaces built into the furniture — to provide a robust, practical solution for avoiding accidental electronic static discharge.

Of course, all the ESD protections in the world mean nothing if the chairs you use aren’t designed to prevent accidental static discharge as well.

Adapta chairs are an ideal solution for electronics manufacturers that require ESD (Electrostatic Dissipation) protection for sensitive microelectronics gear.
It’s easy to check if the seating used in your facility has dissipative protection features. The most common telltale sign is a drag chain mounted underneath that allows static discharge to your dissipative floor.

But there is more to the story than a drag chain or caster clip. Properly designed chairs used in ESD environments are designed from the ground up (pardon the pun) to absorb and redistribute the human body’s natural tendency to accumulate static electricity.

It’s also important to specify chairs that have been completely assembled and individually tested at the factory to be assured of complete ESD protection — buying seating that requires on-site assembly without sophisticated testing can lead trouble down the line, so to speak.

Another purchasing consideration is the ergonomic comfort of your employees, who typically work long hours on highly detailed, highly-precise tasks that require intense concentration. Investing in comfortable seating will help reduce discomfort and help prevent injuries — an important consideration, given that the average preventable injury can cost employers more than $100,000 per incident.

Industrial applications — from factory assembly lines to packing stations at distribution centers — are tough environments where employees work long hours, often with three shifts operating 24×7.

That’s where industrial furniture from Formaspace excels.

Industrial seating is no different.

It’s critical to specify chairs that are built tough — from the get-go.

Selecting the right upholstery surface is critical. Instead of traditional cloth fabric, consider specifying tough yet supple surfaces — such as molded urethane or vinyl upholstery — that resist tearing (when nicked with a box cutter, for example) and are easy to clean when exposed to dust and dirt, as well as common industrial spills, including oils and lubricants.

The Graphite chair is designed for tough industrial work environments. Its molded urethane seating surfaces are easy to clean and long-wearing.
Ergonomics are also important to consider. Workers in industrial settings put in long hours, and they need good support to reduce back pain and other injuries caused by repetitive strains on the job. Chairs that can be easily adjusted to fit different-sized workers are a must, as are chairs that can accommodate different height work-surfaces — including height-adjustable ones.

It’s important to provide a place for workers to rest their arms, so if they are not working exclusively at a desk-like environment, you should specify ergonomic armrests.

Taller workstations mean taller seating, so employees will need a comfortable place to rest their feet — with suitable foot rings or built-in platforms at the base of the chair.

Finally, mobility is important for many facilities. If you choose casters, select heavy-duty ones to ensure a secure footing for employees when seated while offering the flexibility of being able to move the chair around easily from task location to task location.

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Global Smart Hospitality Market Report 2019 by Technology, Future Trends, Opportunities, Top Key Players and more…

A new market study, titled “Global Smart Hospitality Market Report 2019 – Market Size, Share, Price, Trend and Forecast”, has been featured on WiseGuyReports.

PUNE, MAHARASTRA, INDIA, September 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Smart Hospitality Market

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Global Catering Software Market Report 2019 by Technology, Future Trends, Opportunities, Top Key Players and more…

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Rat Model Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2019 – 2023

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Applied Animal Behaviorist Dr. Joan Engel to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

WEST ROXBURY, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES, September 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Our dogs are a divine gift. Think of all they have done for humanity since we began our relationship with them. The least we can do for our furry family members is understand as they are.

Dr. Joan Engel is a psychologist and Applied Animal Behaviorist. Since 1999, she has consulted with dog owners who have a dog with a problematic behavior. Her goal is to facilitate a joyful and harmonious life for the dog and the family.

“We have to get outside of ourselves a little bit. It’s so obvious to us what we’re asking from a misbehaving dog, but dogs don’t get it,” says Dr. Engel says. “It may appear that a dog is willful or stubborn, but my experience shows that the dog either doesn’t really know the right behavior, or is frightened by discipline or training.”

Dr. Engel launched her second career in the pet dog behavior field when she volunteered as a research methods consultant for scientific studies on dog behavior at the ASPCA from 1999 to 2001.

“I felt called to serve dog-dom!” she said.

Dr. Engel uses the Applied Animal Behavior approach, which does not hurt or frighten animals. The approach draws upon biology, ethology, learning, conditioning, dog training, and more, to understand and modify a dogs’ behavior.
“In order to change the problem behavior, first we need to get a history of everything about that dog’s life and a description of the problem behavior,” says Dr. Engel. “There are many categories of problem behaviors: aggression to people or aggression to dogs, destruction in the home or when left alone, house soiling, noise phobia, excessive barking and compulsive behaviors.”

Some behavior problems may be caused by an illness such as dementia, arthritis, or hip dysplasia. It’s always a good idea to visit the veterinarian for a thorough check-up before you begin a behavior modification program.

CUTV News Radio will feature Dr. Joan Engel in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on October 2nd at 12pm EDT

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OBGYN Specialist Dr. William Dillon to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

WILLIAMSVILLE, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, September 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The health and wellness of a pregnant woman and her unborn baby are bound to each other. When the health of one is compromised, both are at risk.

Dr. William Dillon has dedicated his career to maternal-fetal medicine, a sub-specialty of OB/GYN for high-risk pregnancies.

“It goes back to medical school. I was fascinated by the birthing process, so it was natural for me to go into OB/GYN,” says Dr. Dillon. “I was fortunate enough to find great mentors and I decided that I really wanted to focus on poor women who are high-risk pregnancies, women with diseases, hypertension, diabetes, who have a rougher time with their pregnancy than a person in their 20s pregnant for the first time and perfectly healthy.”

Now retired, Dr. Dillon looks back on his nearly 50 years of dedication to the health concerns of babies and mothers who need extra care.

“One of the reasons I went into maternal-fetal medicine is because I'm compassionate,” says Dr. Dillon. “Most people think obstetrics is a happy specialty, but it can be very devastating. An awful lot of things can go wrong in obstetrics so there's an awful lot of sorrow as well.”

Of course, such tragedies are emotionally fraught, and patients look for someone to blame. Dr. Dillon says if you can develop a relationship, they are more than willing to move through the tragedy in a healthy way, an extremely important part of medicine.

“You need compassion to care for mothers who have been told their baby is not normal or that their baby has died in utero. Prepare the patient, keep them informed along the way and be available for them to work through the sorrow that will come. If you don't have that skill, you might be a technically competent doctor, but you're not doing your patients a service. These patients need a lot of support and a lot of help and a lot of compassion.”

Dr. William Dillon is Professor Emeritus at SUNY Buffalo’s Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

CUTV News Radio will feature Dr. William Dillon MD in an interview with Jim Masters on October 2nd at 11am EDT.

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Fertility Road Magazine To Cease Print Publication After 10 Years

Fertility Road Magazine

Fertility Road Magazine

Leah & JJ Our First Fertility Journey Baby

Leah & JJ Our First Fertility Journey Baby

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Mike & Wes

Mack Publishing Ltd owner of pre-conception magazine, Fertility Road announces plans to cease its print publication after 10 years to focus on 'digital future'.

"Fertility Road’s digital-first evolution will really allow us to continue to innovate and maintain our position as the leading influencer in the fertility field".”

— Tone Jarvis-Mack

LONDON, UNITED KINDOM, September 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Mack Publishing Ltd owner of the pre-conception magazine, Fertility Road has announced plans to cease its print publication after 10 years to focus on a 'digital future'.

The brand has attributed the decision to the changing needs of its audience's mobile-first approach to fertility information and advertisers wanting more real-time engagement with readers.

Fertility Road has established itself as the leading and longest-running fertility publication across the globe with readers from Europe, North America, Asia and India.

In 2014 Fertility Road launched the global Fertility Journeys Initiative, the first of its kind which offered free treatment to couples who had been affected by the IVF Postcode Lottery and lack of funded cycles in the UK. The initiative has resulted in over 30 babies including several sets of twins being born and counting.

Andrew Coutts, Editor of Fertility Road, said: "For more than ten years Fertility Road has been the go-to publication for anyone concerned, interested or affected by fertility issues; it has succeeded in raising awareness of an issue which had been wrapped in secrecy, shame and embarrassment. It has provided a global public platform and been instrumental in helping people to gain the confidence to talk publicly about IVF, an issue which affects increasing numbers”.

"We have seen a tremendous shift in online engagement and feel a new digital-first approach will satisfy the growing demand of our readers across the globe and will enable us to continue to drive our growing transformation into different markets".

PJ Jarvis-Mack, CEO of Fertility Road said: "Investing in our digital future is the logical next step in the evolution of Fertility Road. Our readers are demanding more up to date information than ever before and our advertisers are wanting to engage with our loyal readers within moments instead of every other month".

"By ceasing to print, pack and ship over 20,000 magazines every other month and moving all of our content online to fertilityroad.com, we are doing our part to help the global need to reduce our carbon footprint".

Tone Jarvis-Mack, Operations Director said: "Over the last 10 years producing a physical magazine has been unbelievable rewarding".

"For two years, I have been working on our digital-first strategy meeting with our advertisers, readers and our global Advisory Board to understand their thoughts on the evolution of Fertility Road".

"As we celebrate our 10 years in business, we look back on everything we’ve achieved and we look forward to the next 10 years".

"Fertility Road’s digital-first evolution will really allow us to continue to innovate and maintain our position as the leading influencer in the fertility field".

Fertility Road’s November 2019 issue will be the final print edition, with the magazine set to continue in a digital future via its website fertilityroad.com. Alongside fertility Road’s 800,000 online users, the brand boasts a strong media following, including 14,000+ Facebook Fans, 12,700+ Twitter Followers and our rapidly growing Instagram fans.

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Letter to future Prime Minister of Canada from Canadians with disabilities. Assistance in Living: not Assisted Suicide

Lisa wants assistance in living, not suicide assistance.

Two Canadians demand the future Prime Minister of Canada to appeal the recent Quebec ruling that allows people with years to live to prematurely end their lives

Our Canadian and provincial governments are more interested in legislating death than in promoting better health care and life assistance for all its people.”

— Dr. Paul Saba

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA, September 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Two Canadian living with disabilities are appealing to the future Prime Minister of Canada during the upcoming elections to appeal the recent Quebec Superior Court judgement which allows people with disabilities who have many years to live to prematurely end their lives. This judgement highlights the dangerous expansion of euthanasia and assisted suicide that currently has killed approximately 7000 Canadians from 2016-2019.

Lisa D’Amico now in her 50s was born with cerebral palsy. She is President of Victims of Medical Errors which defends the rights of people with disabilities.

She lives in extreme poverty with an annual income of about $12,000 CDN yearly from the government’s social programme. Often she cannot afford more than one meal a day. She cannot afford, physical and hydrotherapy that would help improve her physical condition. Moreover she is unable to significantly supplement her income by part-time work ($2400 CDN yearly) or accept donations of more than $200 CDN to improve her quality of life. She is not even allowed to accept an airplane ticket to go South in the winter. Even when given an opportunity, the government forbids her from leaving the province for more than 7 consecutive days to travel within Canada or abroad, even in winter.

According to Lisa “you have a situation of perfect distress for wanting to choose euthanasia."

Jonathan Marchand is President of Coop ASSIST (Quebec Cooperative for Independent Living).

Jonathan is in his 40s and has lived with a form of muscular dystrophy since the age of 15. After a bout of severe pneumonia, he was hospitalized in the intensive care unit and required an emergency tracheotomy to help him breathe. He is now ventilator dependent and needs assistance. Previously Jonathan worked as a senior computer network engineer in Quebec and overseas in Australia.

Jonathan has been forced to live in a government run institution against his will since 2012.
Nearly 70% of people with disabilities who need help like Jonathan are institutionalized in Quebec due to the lack of adequate support services in the community. This numbers around 15,000 people in Quebec and 60,000 people in Canada.
According to Jonathan "Many doctors offered me euthanasia, which they call "comfort care” to end my life.
Because there is no support services to live outside hospitals for people like me in Quebec, I have to choose between death or live in a hospital or a nursing home for the rest of my life."

According to Jonathan this situation exists despite the fact that governments can save millions of dollars to deinstitutionalize people with disabilities (figures available).

"I have never been offered the possibility of being able to continue my life at home with the help I need. In institutions, you lose autonomy and control over your life.

I never asked for help to die, I was getting better.

They were ready to help me commit suicide and not provide assistance for me to live. It's not a real choice. "
Despite this, he refuses to give up his life, his wife, family and friends.

According to Lisa and Jonathan, how can we talk about “assisted suicide and euthanasia” for people with disabilities when they do not even have help to live.

What they are asking for is not to die, but rather the support to live in the community to participate and contribute actively to society.

In the end, Dr. Paul Saba who has been a leading advocate for patients’ rights to live, states that Canada's assisted suicide and euthanasia laws have created an open door for abuse and harm for all Canadians, who will one day in their lives face health challenges that will require health and life assistance. "Our Canadian and provincial governments are more interested in legislating death than in promoting better health care and life assistance for all its people. This is extremely unfair.”

Information:
Lisa D'Amico T: (514) 593-2927 E: lisadamico2@gmail.com
Jonathan Marchand T: (418)-627-3757 E: jmarchand@coopassist.ca
Dr. Paul Saba T: (514)-886-3447 E: pauljsaba@gmail.com

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Article by AlgEternal CEO Featured in The Introducer Magazine: “Microalgae and Climate Change”

Microalgae under the microscope

Various types of microalgae cells as seen under the microscope (Copyright David Ramjohn)

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AlgEternal Technologies, LLC’s logo depicts microalgae as powerful microfactories; Nature’s Nanites

David Ramjohn

CEO of AlgEternal Technologies, David Ramjohn

Ramjohn focuses on practical applications of microalgae for action to reverse Climate Change while illustrating microalgae's history in terraforming our planet.

While corresponding and editing with David, I personally learned so much about algae as a natural resource to be nurtured and utilized to help create more meaningful climate action”

— Mary Kurek, Founder/Publisher "The Introducer Magazine"

LA GRANGE, TEXAS, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, September 29, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — AlgEternal Technologies’ CEO, David Ramjohn’s article titled “Microalgae and Climate Change” is featured in the 16th Edition of The Introducer Magazine, October 2019. This edition of The Introducer is focused on The Business of Saving our Planet: Climate Change & Circular Economy and is being released during Climate Week 2019 while these subjects are on everyone’s mind.

Ramjohn’s expertise in the application of microalgae to solving critical environmental challenges facing humankind was sought out specifically for his views on potential practical solutions to Climate Change. "As we were starting to put together what we knew was going to be an important edition of the magazine, we began looking for experts in diverse fields and globally who could be featured,” said Mary Kurek, Founder/Publisher, The Introducer Magazine. Kurek continued, “About one day before a close member of my network in Texas pointed me toward David Ramjohn as someone I should feature, I found David and had already started communication.”

Ramjohn’s vision for algae has been internalized into the Vision and Mission Statements he created for AlgEternal, which state: “AlgEternal Technologies, LLC will reduce human dependence on fossil hydrocarbons and create sustainable economic activity resulting in a healthier planet and improved quality of life for all, by harnessing the power of the PLANET’S PRIMARY PRODUCERS—ALGAE” and “AlgEternal Technologies, LLC will systematically apply microalgae as THE SUSTAINABLE INTEGRATED SOLUTION to the major existing and emerging issues facing our species, faster, more efficiently, and with greater environmental, social, and economic benefits”, respectively. Ramjohn focuses on finding practical applications with business viability that drive an economic model built on sustainable platforms that do not impair the environment.

In general, Ramjohn believes that algae represent the best opportunity for humans to keep Earth hospitable to humans. On arguably the single greatest challenge to keeping Earth hospitable, i.e. Climate Change, Ramjohn believes that microalgae can mitigate or reverse Climate Change by restoring ecosystem function and services. One major ecosystem microalgae can restore is soil; microalgae can repair this critical planetary carbon sink, facilitating healthy trees, crops, and other plants while avoiding carbon emissions from agriculture and land use. In addition, algae function very effectively in carbon capture and use from high carbon-emitting industries such as power generation, cement manufacturing, chemicals manufacturing. “Aside from these direct applications, we can use algae in so many ways to combat Global Warming, which drives Climate Change,” says Ramjohn; “for example, if we can replace protein from meat with protein from algae, then we can transition away from industrial meat production, which contributes greatly to greenhouse gas emissions such as methane from cows, and we can avoid using the significant resources currently used for meat production.”

“While corresponding and editing with David, I personally learned so much about algae as a natural resource to be nurtured and utilized to help create more meaningful climate action,” said Mary Kurek of their interaction; “his work and dedication as an impact solution provider makes for a perfect fit with The Introducer magazine edition on The Business of Saving our Planet: Climate Change & Circular Economy. What we will continue to learn from David as we further develop our networking relationship via The Frontrunners League will amplify the work of others in impact spaces."

"I hope that readers will be inspired to learn more about these amazing microorganisms to whom we owe so much," says Ramjohn; "but we cannot rely only on their ability to repair the damage we have done, we must also adopt circular economic models, change our patterns of production and consumption, and exercise our collective power to demand responsible and effective climate action from our elected officials and those with the means to effect necessary and sustainable change."

ABOUT ALGETERNAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC:
AlgEternal Technologies is an early stage company with patented technology for growing microalgae at scale. Operating as a Conscious Capitalism Company, focused on demonstrating the application of microalgae to solving significant human challenges such as: sustainable agriculture; water, air and soil pollution; and climate change. AlgEternal believes that the algae industry is critical to sustainable, ecocentric, circular economic activity while keeping planet Earth hospitable to humans. Learn more at www.algeternal.com; www.agtivate.com; or www.algallure.com. Follow AlgEternal on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/algeternal-technologies-llc/; Facebook https://www.facebook.com/algeternal/; Twitter https://twitter.com/algeternal; and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/algeternaltechnologies/.

ABOUT THE INTRODUCER MAGAZINE AND THE FRONTRUNNERS LEAGUE:
The Introducer Magazine was first published in the Fall of 2017 and after the first year, instead of counting subscribers, decided to measure the value of the publication not in how many eyeballs were checking it out (readers from 136 countries +), but in the quality and diversity of connections across the globe that were happening. An unprecedented first, The Introducer is an instantly interactive tool to achieve high-profile connections. Readers meet extraordinary leaders in their fields; innovators, advocates, negotiators, diplomats, and executives we call game changers creating big impact with their work. Readers will not only know who they are and what they do but, more importantly, who they want to meet. The Introducer facilitates opportunities for meaningful connections to expand the impact of those whose goals are impact-oriented. The Frontrunners League (https://frontrunnersleague.com/) is the companion network to The Introducer. Game changers featured in the publication, as well as others who fit the purpose, make up the League. The League has a business partnership with the global impact consortium, Living, Learning, & Working (LLW). The League serves as the pool of resources from which LLW draws upon to complete contracts and expand solutions in the US and other countries.

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David Ramjohn presenting on “Algae 101” at the 2019 Algae Biomass Summit in Orlando, FL, USA


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SROCC AUTHORS AND ICELAND PM DISCUSS CLIMATE REPORT

IPCC Report Panelists

Dr. Michael Oppenheimer, IPCC Author and Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School

No Silver Lining Without Dramatic Changes in Policy on a Global Scale

You can hear movements within receding glaciers when you stand on them, and these desperate murmurings should not be witnessed idly. Nature is giving us a very clear message.”

— Rt. Hon. Katrín Jakobsdótti, Prime Minister of Iceland

NEW YORK, NY, USA, September 28, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (“IPCC”) Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (“the report”) made international headlines when it was released Wednesday at 5 am EST. The report reveals the extent to which climate change has already affected the world’s oceans and the cryosphere, which is defined in the report as “the components of the Earth System at and below the land and ocean surface that are frozen, including snow cover, glaciers, ice sheet, ice shelves, icebergs, sea ice, lake ice, river ice, permafrost, and seasonally frozen ground.” The report also provided myriad projections that reveal the probable effects on the oceans and the cryosphere if the world’s nations either fail to or fulfill their duties as established by the 2016 Paris Climate Agreement—namely, to keep the average global temperature increase to well below 2 ̊C above pre-industrial levels.

The report is clear: Failure to meet the bar set by the Paris Agreements will be catastrophic for humanity, as well as species that lack the ability to quickly adapt to dramatic changes in their ecosystem.

To better understand the report, three of its authors—Dr. Michael Oppenheimer, Dr. Ben Orlove, and Dr. Robert DeConto—as well as two additional scientists, Dr. R. Max Holmes and Dr. Jennifer Francis, to speak before an audience at The Explorers Club on Wednesday evening. Following presentations by Drs. Oppenheimer, Orlove, DeConto, and Holmes, Dr. Francis joined the other four scientists on stage for a panel discussion that was moderated by host Dr. Philip Duffy, the Director of the Woods Hole Research Center and a former White House senior advisor on climate and science in the Obama administration. The event was part of The Explorers Club’s week of programming based around Climate Week.

The evening’s event began with opening statements from the Rt. Hon. Katrín Jakobsdótti, the Prime Minister of Iceland, who spoke passionately about not only the report, but some of the more salient effects of climate change, particularly how glaciers are disappearing from Iceland. She also spoke about climate change’s effects of the ocean waters surrounding her homeland. “The impact on the ocean is less visible, but no less profound,” she said, before relaying reports from several Icelandic fisherman, who claim to be seeing new species of fish that have migrated north because of warming waters. In her closing statements, she noted that you can hear movements within receding glaciers when you stand on them, and that these desperate murmurings should not be witnessed idly. “Nature is giving us a very clear message,” Ms. Jakobsdótti concluded.

Following the opening statement by Ms. Jakobsdótti, Monica Dean, a Senior Associate with the United Nations Foundation who works on Energy, Climate, and the Environment, provided the audience with some preliminary information about the immense scope of the research required to produce the report, describing it as “the most ambitious report cycle the IPCC has ever undertaken its 30-year history.” To draft the report, Ms. Dean said it required 104 authors from 36 countries, who worked for two years and assessed over “6,000 different sources of literature” and reviewed “31,000 government and expert comments.” After completing the report, the authors spent five days with delegates from 195 countries to approve a 42-page summary for policymakers.

The first of the presenters, Dr. Ben Orlove, was one of the lead authors for the report’s section on mountains. He described how mountain glaciers in low- and mid-latitudes of the Earth are shrinking due to warmer air temperatures. Dr. Orlove also detailed how these glaciers and the usual runoff they produce from seasonal thawing contribute to rivers that are then used as a water source for peoples living in high altitudes. Increased runoffs due to warming temperatures, however, can lead to damaging floods and landslides. Should the process of deglaciation progress more rapidly, the results will not only be more flooding and more landslides, but the eventual disappearance of the glaciers. This will devastate communities in proximity to these rivers by severely restricting their water sources. Warming temperatures may also mean less snow in mountain regions, further denuding water sources during the spring thaw and threatening local economies, especially if they are based on agriculture or tourism.

Dr. Orlove added that the disappearance of glaciers has altered the topography of mountainous regions, thereby making some areas impossible to traverse. This can have a cultural—as well as an economic and environmental—impact. Many UNESCO World Heritage Sites and mountains that are sacred to mountain cultures may be damaged or become inaccessible. France’s Mount Blanc, for example, may cease to be white.

The next presenter, Dr. Rob DeConto, was one of the lead authors for the report’s section on polar regions. Dr. DeConto presented a sobering look into how climate change is affecting glaciers in the Earth’s polar regions. He focused most of his attention on a series of graphs included in the report (see page 6 of the summary) that paint a picture of two vastly different scenarios.

In one, we continue on our current trajectory. If we follow this path, changes will become more pronounced in the future as the forces contributing to climate change compound and the effects (temperatures, sea acidification, ocean heat waves, etc.) become exponential in nature. Dr. DeConto, an expert on ice sheet dynamics, also noted that sea level rise could exceed previous projections because of changing dynamics within the Antarctic ice sheet system. Scientists did not fully understand the dynamics of this system until relatively recently. However, Dr. DeConto said the report shows that “Antarctica has the potential to contribute much more to sea level than we were thinking just five years ago.” Particularly after 2100, this could mean several meters in sea level rise. This will have a tremendous impact on existing coastal communities, especially small island nations.

The other path, which is more likely if we comply with the conditions of the Paris Agreement, shows these negative trends slowing or stopping entirely. In attempting to strike an optimistic tone, Dr. DeConto concluded, saying, “Even though there is going to be an ongoing increase in sea levels…you don’t turn the ice sheets around in decades or even centuries, but you can see it’s a much, much rosier picture with perhaps less than a meter of sea level rise even centuries out into the future, and that’s something that I think we can all probably deal with and tolerate.”

Dr. Michael Oppenheimer, the next presenter, was one of the lead authors for the report’s section on sea level rise. Dr. Oppenheimer opened his remarks with a call for hope, but tempered this by admitting that his initial response to the findings was, “There’s a lot for us to do.” This especially pertains to adaptions and emissions reductions that can mitigate the effects and acceleration of sea level rise. Unfortunately, he noted that, “We’ve fallen further and further behind.”

Dr. Oppenheimer focused on a future in which sea levels continue to rise unabated. In this scenario, storm surges “will be riding on top of a higher sea level, so…the storm surge goes further inland.” Consequently, flooding in coastal areas becomes more common and so-called 100-year weather events become relatively common occurrences. By 2050, in many places around the world (including the East Coast of the United States), these storms may become annual events. Without adaptations and attempts to curb emissions, many coastal areas and small island nations will cease to be inhabitable without tremendous amounts of capital to either rebuild structures to accommodate frequent flooding or create barrier systems that keep sea water out.

The final presenter, Dr. Holmes, is a Senior Scientist and Deputy Director at the Woods Hole Research Center. Dr. Holmes spoke about the section of the report that focused on permafrost. “Permafrost is frozen ground,” he said. “It’s technically defined as ground that’s at or below the freezing point of water for two or more years consecutively, but in practice it’s ground that’s been frozen for hundreds or thousands or tens of thousands of years.” Permafrost can be found underneath approximately 25 percent of the land area in the northern hemisphere.

Dr. Holmes said that as much as 70 percent of the near-surface permafrost in this region may be lost by 2100 due to rising air temperatures. On top of potentially damaging animals and people who rely on ecosystems underlaid by permafrost, thawing permafrost may release a great deal of carbon into the atmosphere, thereby contributing even more to climate change. To put into context just how much carbon is locked in the artic, Dr. Holmes explained that there are currently 850 billion tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere; that there is approximately 500 billion tons of carbon stored in the vegetation around the world; and that there is 1,200 billion tons in existing fossil fuel reserves. In permafrost, “the thing that doesn’t get much attention…there is around 1,500 billion tons of carbon,” he said.

As permafrost thaws, bacteria begin to consume the organic matter that both contains the carbon and has been frozen, thereby releasing both CO2 and methane into the atmosphere. By 2100, Dr. Holmes said the report estimates that, in the best-case scenario, this will translate into “tens of billions of tons of carbon released.” If we do not act, he said, “We’re talking something over one hundred billion tons.”

The subsequent discussion began with a remark by Dr. Francis that seemed to capture the mood of the audience: “Thanks everyone for all that terrible news.” She added that, though the report does paint a ominous picture of the future if we fail to act, “One of the things this report does really well, and one of the reasons it’s so important, is because it’s really highlighting the changes that are going in two really important parts of the climate system: the oceans and the polar regions.”

Dr. Francis then emphasized that there is a vicious cycle in these parts of the climate system, wherein phenomena associated with global warming amplify one another. She used the melting of arctic sea ice as an example: “So far, we’ve seen the artic sea ice disappear by 75 percent in only 40 years.” As temperatures warm, more sea ice melts; as more sea ice melts, less solar energy is reflected back into space and is instead absorbed by the ocean; as the ocean absorbs more of the sun’s energy, temperatures warm; and so on, ad infinitum. According to Dr. Francis, this positive feedback loop “is causing the arctic to warm two to three times faster than just about anywhere else on the planet.” Additionally, this contributes to the thawing of permafrost and the melting of glaciers, particularly in Greenland.

Following the discussion, Mr. Julio Cordano, Chile’s Deputy Lead Negotiator for Climate, provided closing remarks. He noted that, while there needs to be more conversations between nations to address climate change, there is also a narrow window of opportunity. In the near future, he hopes that “we will be able to say we have a very substantial alliance of countries that are willing to increase their ambition and hopefully address the enormous amount of work that we need to do.”
This tone of conditional confidence in humanity’s ability to save itself from its own myopia had resonated among all speakers throughout the night. While the report makes clear that the effects of climate change will be severe if humanity does not work to reduce emissions, each of the scientists emphasized that adhering to the goals of the Paris Agreement will lead to significantly less grim results.

Dr. Oppenheimer described himself as an optimist in his opening remarks, adding: “It doesn’t pay to be paralyzed by gloom and doom.”

“We have the tools at our disposal,” he later added.

Meanwhile, Dr. Orlove claimed: “There’s twice as much glacier loss between now and 2100 with high emissions as there is with low emissions.”

Even Dr. DeConto expressed a hopeful tone while pointing to the two potential trajectories for the Earth’s oceans. Highlighting the projection that does not portend imminent doom, he said, “There’s still a lot of good news in this story.”

Dr. Holmes took a bolder approach: “Best case scenario is a hell of a lot better than the worst case scenario.”

A full recording of the event can be found on The Explorers Club’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheExplorersClubNYC/videos/541713199912369/

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Video Recording of The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (“IPCC”) Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate


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