Guardian Open Weekend: Is global warming melting the Himalayan glaciers? SOLD OUT

24 March 2012, 12.30 PM - 24 March 2012, 12.30 PM

Guardian Room 1.1, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9GU

Chair: James Randerson, environment and science news editor, the Guardian

Professor Jonathan Bamber, Cabot Institute, Director of Bristol Glaciology Centre

Michael Jacobs, Visiting Professor at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics

Dr Vicky Pope, Head of Integration and Growth, Met Office


Scientists were surprised to discover in February that the world's highest mountains - the chain which runs from the Himalayas to Tian Shan on the border of China and Kyrgyzstan - have experienced no net ice loss in the past decade. Does this cast doubt on the phenomenon of global warming? And should such reappraisals of the science impact on the international negotiations aimed at curbing climate change? This session will discuss the state of play of the science and the politics with some of the country's foremost experts.

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