Lecture

Trent University presents Ice Berg Alley, Climate Change and Canada's Grey Resources

Date:Thursday, March 30, 2017
Time:7:30 - 9 p.m.
Location:    Traill College (310 London St., Peterborough)
The North at Trent 2017 Lecture Series continues with Dr. Rafico Ruiz, Roberta Bondar Fellow in Northern & Polar Studies, Trent University. Over the past two decades, icebergs in Iceberg Alley, an area that extends from the glaciers of the western coast of Greenland to Baffin Island and south past the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, have progressively emerged as a sought after commodity used in the production of vodka, beer, and luxury-branded waters. By drawing on historical research and fieldwork across communities in Iceberg Alley, this talk will examine how icebergs are emerging as “grey resources”: equally implicated in the ambiguous ethical shadow of anthropogenic climate change through glacial melt, as well as important secondary resources for the safe operation of oil and gas installations on the North Atlantic.

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