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Climate Change - Realities and Opportunities: What Earth's Most Remote Places Tell Us About the State of Our World and the Future

Story posted December 06, 2012

Event date(s): December 01, 2010 — December 01, 2010

Thursday, April 4 7:00 pm
Kresge Auditorium, VAC

Dr. Paul Andrew Mayewski is director and professor of the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine. He is an internationally acclaimed scientist and explorer, leader of more than 50 expeditions to some of the remotest reaches of the planet (eg., Antarctica, Arctic, Himalayas, Andes). His scientific achievements appear in more than 300 publications plus a climate change book written for the public, “The Ice Chronicles – The quest to understand global climate change” and a new book, “The Journey - Adventure, the golden age of climate research and the unmasking of human innocence”. Examples of his honors include: the first-ever internationally awarded Medal for Excellence in Antarctic Research, the Explorers Club Lowell Thomas Medal, the Seligman Crystal from the International Glaciological Society, an honorary PhD from Stockholm University and a private audience in the Forbidden City (Beijing, China). He has developed several highly prominent national and international research programs; developed numerous outreach efforts (eg., with the American Museum of Natural History and the Boston Museum of Science), and appeared hundreds of times in public including NOVA, BBC, PBS, ABC and several segments with CBS “60 Minutes”.