Eyewitness to Global Warming
Will Steger, world renowned polar explorer, educator, photographer, writer and lecturer will present a retrospective of a life in the arctic regions of the world. He has logged thousands of miles of travel by dogsled and has become a voice calling for understanding and the preservation of the arctic. The presentation “Eyewitness to Global Warming,” is his vivid account of the changes that he’s witnessed firsthand, caused by global warming pollutants, in Arctic regions over four decades of polar exploration. Steger shares stunning photographs from his expeditions along with compelling data and satellite imagery 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 global warming make this personal. But as Steger explains, solutions are readily available and by making economically and environmentally smart choices people can make a difference.
Steger is a witness to the diverse and harmful effects of global warming to indigenous cultures, wildlife habitat and Arctic topography. Some of his most notable accomplishments have included:
1986: First dogsled journey to the North Pole without re-supply
1988: 1,600-mile, south-north traverse of Greenland
1989-90: First International Trans-Antarctica dogsled expedition
1995: First dogsled traverse to Arctic Ocean in one season from Russia to Canada via North Pole
1997: Solo From the Pole Expedition
2004: Arctic Transect Expedition, an exploration of Nunavut
2007: Baffin Island Expedition to study effects of global warming
2008: Ellesmere Island Expedition to study receding ice sheets
2008: Greenland Kite-Ski Expedition to document rising summer thaw level and changes to the ice sheet
***NOTICE: This event will talk place at an alternate location, The Union Club, on 69th and Park Ave -- a one block walk from Club Headquarters -- and as such attendance will require a coat and tie.
Member Ticket Price: $65
Guest Ticket Price: $70
Dinners are open to Members and their guests.
Non-members are welcome to attend as nominal guests of Daryl Hawk MN’98, organizing chair of The Explorers Club Members Dinners.
Cancellation/”No Show” Policy:
* If a reservation is canceled after Thursday November 8th there will be No Refund of the ticket price.
* Credit Cards provided for payment will be charged within 4 days prior to the event.
* There are no refunds for a “No Show” to a catered event.