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Stuart Harris: We're headed towards another glaciation | Tom Nelson Pod #172

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Stuart Harris joined the University of Calgary Geography Department in 1969 following earlier appointments at the University of Kansas, Waterloo Lutheran University and the University of Chicago. He has conducted field research in Iraq, Guyana, China (Kunlun Shan) and the former Soviet Union, and his study of landforms in North America includes local and regional analysis of Arctic and Cordilleran environments.


00:00 Introduction and Guest Background

00:36 Understanding Permafrost and Climate

02:27 Climate Changes Since World War II

05:08 Understanding Heat Distribution on Earth

06:28 Impact of Ice and Water on Heat Absorption

08:03 Movement of Heat Around the Earth's Surface

08:53 Understanding Ocean Currents and Their Impact on Climate

11:43 Impact of Cold Dense Arctic Air

15:36 Understanding Warm Air Masses

25:49 Impact of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide on Climate

37:31 Predicting Future Climate Changes

49:37 Understanding the Role of Carbon Dioxide in Photosynthesis

50:49 Impact of Climate Change on Economics and Energy Sources

54:40 Conclusion: Adapting to Climate Changes


PDF copy of the slides for this podcast, plus PDF copies of two Harris’ papers: https://tomn.substack.com/p/stuart-arthur-harris-information

Bio etc: https://geog.ucalgary.ca/manageprofile/profiles/stuart-harris

Stuart Arthur Harris papers: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Stuart-Harris-6

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