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Kick off Climate Week at The Explorers Club with two events hosted by some of leading organizations in the fight against Climate Change.

At 5PM, learn about the impact of climate change on one of the most extreme places on Earth: Mt. Everest. Hear about the ongoing research being done and what it tells us about the future of our planet.

Then, at 7PM, descend from Earth’s highest heights down to sea level to learn about climate change’s impact on our world’s small island states.

Both events will be livestreamed on our Facebook and YouTube Channel.

 

CLIMATE CHANGE INSTITUTE: EVEREST – A STEPPING STONE ON THE JOURNEY INTO CLIMATE

5:00 – 6:00 PM

Price: $10

Hear from Dr. Paul Mayewski, Director of the Climate Change Institute (CCI), about their expedition to Everest in 2019, in partnership with Rolex’s Perpetual Planet initiative.

 

UNESCO: OCEAN SCIENCE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN SMALL ISLAND STATES

7:00 – 8:00 PM

Price: $30

Representatives from small island states around the world will convene to address the existential threat of climate change and commit to taking climate action.

Featuring:

  • Prince Albert II of Monaco
  • Wavel Ramkalawan, President of Seychelles
Speakers

Dr. Paul Mayewski

Dr. Paul Andrew Mayewski is an internationally acclaimed glaciologist, climate scientist, polar explorer and director of the multidisciplinary Climate Change Institute and Distinguished Professor in the School of Earth Sciences, School of Marine Sciences, School of Policy and International Affairs, Business School and Law School, all at the University of Maine. Paul was born in Scotland where he was introduced to hiking very early in life. He has thus far led more than 60 expeditions to the remotest polar and high elevation reaches of the planet and has received many prestigious national and international awards including the inaugural medal for Excellence in Antarctic Research from a field of 45 countries and all disciplines and the Explorers Club Lowell Thomas Medal; for his contributions to science including the discovery of abrupt climate change driven by atmospheric circulation, human impacts on the chemistry of the atmosphere, impacts of climate change on humans and the ecosystem and for achievements in exploration into uncharted regions of Antarctica, including thousands of kilometers of polar traversing and numerous first ascents of mountains all to gain scientific knowledge. 

Prince Albert II

H.S.H. Prince Albert, Alexandre, Louis, Pierre, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, Marquis of Baux, was born on 14 March 1958.

H.S.H. Prince Albert II succeeded his father, Prince Rainier III in 2005. A former Olympic athlete, Prince Albert has been deeply involved in exploration and environmental activism throughout his reign.

President Wavel Ramkalawan

Wavel Ramkalawan was born on Mahé, the principal island of Seychelles. His father was a metalworker and his mother a primary school teacher. He is married to Linda and has three boys, Samuel, Caleb and Amos. He is an ordained minister in the Anglican Church.

It was his work mission as a priest that led Ramkalawan to politics. Through his pastoral work, he came into contact with many people who had been the subject of repression and abuses of human and civil liberties by government. At that time, the church was the only institution that could speak out on these issues.

On 26th October 2020, Mr. Wavel Ramkalawan was sworn in as the President of the Republic of Seychelles.

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