Climate Change Resurfaces in National Dialogue

In his inaugural address, President Obama pledged to respond to climate change “knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations.” Obama elevated the issue of climate change into the top tier of his second-term priorities, alongside gun control and immigration reform.

Forums Spark Dialogue and Climate Action

We successfully completed an eight-city tour of Minnesota with free public forums on climate change, clean energy and health. When the New Ulm journal published the headline: Polar explorer, scientist, bishop to address climate change, we knew we were pulling together a diversity of voices for climate action. Read More…

The Destructive Power of a Warming Planet

In his acceptance last night, President Obama clearly stated: “We want our children to live in an America…that isn’t threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet.” With those words and another election behind us, we have the opportunity to not just message the reality and urgency of climate change, but to move forward […]

Hurricane Sandy: Is climate change to blame?

Image credit: GOES satellite image provided by NASA. Hurricane Sandy churns off the East Coast on Monday morning, Oct. 29, 2012. “Our climate is changing and while the increase in extreme weather we have experienced in New York City and around the world may or may not be the result of it, the risk that […]

Spinning through Wine Country

Today was a super pleasant day as we are all adjusted to the rhythm of biking everyday. The bike route opened at 8 am and we began by following the Russian River inland towards wine country. We made an early stop at Moshin Vineyard which features a unique 4-tier Gravity Flow Winery and control of […]

From the Redwoods to the Ocean

It was a great day to wear my Will Steger Foundation jersey after speaking last night as part of the beneficiary organization speaker series. I was able to connect with more people who were interested in our work and wanted to know more about the Arctic and climate change as well as our programming, including […]