‘THE MELTING ARCTIC: CAUSES, CONSEQUENCES AND CAPACITY’ With Dr. David Barber from the University of Manitoba

Next Presentation in the Lieutenant Governor’s Conversations & Celebrations Series of

Free Public Events Celebrating Manitoba’s Ceremonial Home

Lt.-Gov. Janice C. Filmon invites Manitobans to join her in engaging in Conversations and Celebrations – a monthly gathering of fascinating and entertaining people from across this great province. Lt.-Gov. Filmon developed this initiative to honour the 135th birthday of Government House throughout 2018. Based on the overwhelming success of these monthly free public events, the program continues throughout 2019. The next event will be Tuesday, Sept. 10 at Government House. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Climate change is disrupting the Arctic cryosphere. Changes in glaciers, sea ice and permafrost have significant implications to physical, biological, geochemical and human systems, both within and outside of the Arctic. In this talk Barber will review and update the current understanding of the great Arctic Melt, and illuminate the causes and consequences of this melt over a range of space and time scales. Capacity to adapt to this change will be reviewed in terms of national and international preparedness to address the effects of Arctic climate change. Presentation will be in English only. Guests will be given opportunity to ask questions.

In her role as lieutenant-governor, as well as in her private life, Lt.-Gov. Filmon embraces the role of community connector. Her vision for Conversations and Celebrations is to continue to find meaningful ways to bring Manitobans together to learn, and celebrate unique talents, abilities and perspectives by embracing the rich diversity of this province and its people.

“It has been an absolute joy to welcome so many Manitobans into our ceremonial home, many for the first time.” said Lt.-Gov. Filmon. “People are leaving Government House at the end of the evening with their hearts and minds full, eyes wide open to the great things happening in our province and inspired to make a difference.”

Events will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. most often on the second Tuesday of each month. Those wishing to attend must register in advance with the Office of the Lieutenant Governor by calling 204-945-2753. Registration is now open and is limited to 90 guests. There is no cost to attend.

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Media inquiries only: Kate Gameiro – 204-945-2752