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The rapid changes seen at Earth’s poles could impact every corner of the globe, panelists said at a 16 June Congressional briefing co-organized by AAAS. A related event and film screening highlighted Antarctica's increasing vulnerability to global warming, tourism, and geopolitical pressures.
When discussing climate and other scientific topics, scientists shouldn’t shield public audiences from complexity — but they don't need to bombard them with data either, experts said at the AAAS Annual Meeting.