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Expedition Everest and Climate Change
October 27, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Learn what it’s like to travel to truly remote sites around the world as part of the effort to better understand climate change. Professor Paul Mayewski will talk about his 2019 National Geographic expedition to install automated weather stations on and near Mt. Everest and numerous other expeditions to remote sites around the world – all in pursuit of data on how our climate is changing. He will also discuss the Maine’s current and projected climate. The talk will be presented via Zoom with opportunities to ask questions of the speaker.
Professor Paul Mayewski is a well-known glaciologist, climate scientist, and polar explorer from our very own University of Maine. He is Director and Professor of the Climate Change Institute and Distinguished Professor in the Schools of Earth and Climate Sciences, Marine Sciences, Policy and International Affairs, and the Business School, and Law School. He has led many expeditions to some of the most remote polar and high altitude reaches of the planet, including recent trips to Everest, the Southern Ocean, the Andes, and the European Alps.
He has published numerous scientific articles, serves on numerous boards, and been a regular presence in the media.
This presentation is free, thanks to member support.