Author: Will Steger

Polar Explorer Will Steger Issues Statement on Larsen C Split

Steger issued the following statement in response to news of the Delaware-sized iceberg that has broken off Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf MINNEAPOLIS – July 12, 2017 – Will Steger, polar explorer and founder of the Minneapolis-based nonprofit Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy, issued the following statement in reaction to news about the massive […]

It is the road of many expeditions that require each of us to be at our very best

This evening is truly a special one for me. Thanks to the Governor for his leadership and personal, loyal friendship. I also want to thank him for his climate and clean energy leadership. We have the start of a billion dollar clean energy economy, thanks to the solar energy standard he passed that has helped […]

Xcel shows leadership with decision to retire coal plants.

In the wake of Xcel Energy’s recent announcement that it will be retiring its Sherco 1 and 2 coal-fired power units by 2026 and slashing its carbon emissions 60 percent by 2030, I feel that the conversation around climate change and clean energy in Minnesota has shifted in an important way (“Xcel aims to speed […]

Will Steger: Climate Story

When I was a kid in Richfield, I loved to play hockey. Even though I loved it, I decided to trade my hockey skates to a neighbor for a wagon full of National Geographic magazines.  They changed my life because they instilled my desire for adventure and exploration. I also remember reading Huck Finn in […]

Adventurers, Youth Unite for Climate Action

James Balog presents time-lapse photography from his Extreme Ice Survey at the United Nations climate change summit in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is day three of the United Nations climate negotiations in Copenhagen. I’m here leading Expedition Copenhagen with a team of young people from across the American midwest. What strikes me the most about this historic event is […]

From Copenhagen, Youth Voices on Climate

I was recently in Poland reconnecting with my Trans-Antarctica Expedition—a historic, 20-year reunion and the first time we had all gathered together in one place since 1990. It seems a lot has changed for the planet, and more specifically for Antarctica, as a result of global warming since we last traversed the continent. According to […]