Ice at the North Pole
Feb 04, 2022
Tom Day
Ice at the North Pole

Tom Day is an experienced public speaker with a broad range of interests.  Widely traveled, he has been to China, India, Russia 3 times, Norway, Zimbabwe, Belize, and Ethiopia. He has spoken at SIRS, Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary clubs from Burlingame to San Jose in person, and from San Diego to Whistler, Canada, via Zoom. He and his wife live in Stevenson Ranch, Los Angeles. In his retirement Mr. Day has studied ice at the South Pole, permafrost in Siberia, and the State of California Sea-Level Rise Guidance update. 

Mr. Day is a retired software engineer with extensive experience in Toastmasters.  Mr. Day follows "Climate Adam" and Peter Beckwith on YouTube.

About the talk

We will have a talk on the recent history of North Pole ice including the current situation up there. Tom Day will cover the "general state of affairs in the Arctic Ocean" and other icy places. The connection between melting northern ice and sea level rise will be approached. Satellite photos from the last 30 years will illustrate this section of the talk.  Other large bodies of ice, Greenland and Antarctica, will be covered briefly.

Mr. Day will draw on his extensive reading on this subject, which includes:

  • Climate Wars, by Gwynne Dyer
  • The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet, by Michael Mann
  • The Ice at the End of the World, by Jon Gertner
  • This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs.The Climate, by Naomi Klein