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When Science Outreach Can Move Mountains: The Last Tropical Glaciers

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Session Description: 

The Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI) proudly presents this Walter Orr Roberts Memorial Public Lecture by glaciologist Heïdi Sevestre. This free public lecture will take place live in-person on 5/18/22, 6:00pm MDT at ACES at Hallam Lake in Aspen, CO, and live streamed on Zoom - online registration at

Today, about 3000 glaciers straddle the Equator in Latin America, East Africa, and Indonesia. Dr. Heïdi Sevestre will present her ongoing project, “The Last Tropical Glaciers,” initiated in 2019 in Colombia. Together with local glaciologist Jorge Luis Leballos and citizen science project Cumbres Blancas Colombia, they conducted several field campaigns to support the monitoring of the small tropical glaciers in the country and raise awareness of these rapidly disappearing glaciers all the way to the desk of decision makers.

Workshop Topic (s): 
  • Climate Variability and Change (including Climate Modeling)
  • Human Contributions & Responses