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Eyewitness to Climate Change. Will Steger, December 3, 2015

December 3, 2015IASEvents0

Eyewitness to Climate Change

Thursday, December 3, 2015, at 7:00pm
Best Buy Theater, Northrop

Free and open to the public, but please register.

stegerA formidable voice calling for understanding and the preservation of the Arctic, and the Earth, Will Steger is best known for his legendary polar explorations. He has traveled tens of thousands of miles by kayak and dogsled over 50 years, leading teams on some of the most significant polar expeditions in history, and is also an educator, author, entrepreneur and eyewitness to the effects of climate change.

“Eyewitness to Climate Change” is Steger’s vivid account of the changes that he has witnessed firsthand, caused by global warming pollutants, in Polar Regions over five decades of polar exploration. He shares stunning photographs from his expeditions along with compelling data, satellite imagery, and multimedia videos to document the deterioration in the polar ice caps. While the issue is critical, and the presentation is dramatic, Steger’s message is one of hope and empowerment. An understanding of our role in the causes and effects of climate change make this personal. But as Steger explains, solutions are readily available and by making economically and environmentally smart choices people can make a difference.

After his initial presentation, Steger will be in conversation with Todd Reubold, Publisher, Director, and Co-founder of Ensia at the Institute on the Environment. Reubold is a frequent speaker and moderator at national and international events focused on the intersection of media and the environment.

This event will be preceded by a talk on Exploring Food and Agriculture across All the Usual Boundaries in the Crosby Seminar Room from 4:00-5:30pm and a reception (with cash bar) in the Northrop gallery outside of the Best Buy Theater from 5:30-7:00pm.

Cosponsored by the Friends of the University Libraries, Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy, the Institute on the Environment, and Northrop. To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact the IAS ( 612-626-5054) at least two weeks prior to the event.

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