Cutting Edge Climate Change Research

Cutting Edge Climate Change Research

  Speaking in Maine welcomes world-renowned explorer and climatologist, Dr. Paul Mayewski to the podium. He discusses his research findings from around the globe including Greenland, Antarctica, the Himalayas, Tibet and Tierra Del Fuego.

Dr. Mayewski is the first person to lead a multidisciplinary over-snow scientific expedition to the South Pole.

His research has documented abrupt changes in the world's atmosphere, produced naturally and by human activity. This includes his early discovery of ice loss in the Himalayas and Antarctica. Thanks to Prof. Mayewski's research, the University of Maine has become celebrated for its important ice core data, demonstrating atmospheric conditions dating back hundreds of years.

Dr. Mayewski is the co-author of the popular book The Ice Chronicles, and has been featured on such media outlets as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Popular Science, 60 minutes, and NOVA. He has also been honored with numerous international scientific awards.

The talk was recorded at Portland's Cumberland Club as a part of the Joshua Chamberlain Lecture Series on April 6, 2010.

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