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Polar explorer witness to melting ice

By Sara Marie Moore December 11, 2019 When polar explorer Will Steger heard the news, he couldn’t believe it, but knew it was real: The 1,250-square-mile ice shelf he had crossed in Antarctica by dog sled had collapsed into the sea. “It caught me by surprise,” Steger told an audience gathered at the Shoreview Community […]

Minnesotans in the mix at UN climate summit in Madrid

By Paul Huttner and Megan Burks December 12, 2019 https://media.climategen.org/20191212-mpr-climate-cast-cop25-negotiations_20191212_128.mp3 Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change Patricia Espinosa kicked off this final week of the COP25 climate summit in Madrid by urging delegates to lay the groundwork needed to make progress on the Paris climate goals starting next year. “Each year at the COP, we’re told that window […]

Arctic explorer Will Steger

Paul & Jordana Show November 15, 2019 Will Steger joins us 30 years after his historic Trans-Antarctica Expedition. https://media.climategen.org/20191115-wcco-Arctic_explorer_Will_Steger.mp3

Middle school introduces students to climate and energy science with hands-on project

By Elizabeth Shockman November 13, 2019 https://media.climategen.org/20191113-mpr-middle_school_climate_change_20191113_64.mp3   On a recent Thursday, Katie Small’s eighth-grade science class at St. Louis Park Middle School was hard at work. The students were gathered around a series of small blue plastic suitcases, up to their elbows in wires and assembly instructions. The goal was to put together a series of “solar suitcases” — 12-volt […]

Danny’s Climate Story

By Danny Friedman November 17, 2019 I talked a lot as a kid. If you know me, you might say that I still do. My mother told me that as a younger person, the only time I would stop talking was in the forest. She would strap me into a backpack kid-carrier and we would […]

Local artists ‘Band Together’ for climate change fundraiser

By Erica Rivera November 15, 2019 t’s about time the planet got its own musical fundraiser. On Saturday at the O’Shaughnessy, Band Together will humanize the climate change crisis through an evening of music, storytelling, and activism with ticket proceeds benefiting Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy. The non-profit’s mission is to empower individuals and […]

Will Steger Talks Climate Change, 1989 Trans-Antarctica Expedition

By Bill Hudson November 14, 2019 MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — On July 27, 1989, six international explorers set out on a nearly 4,000 mile traverse of Antarctica. The polar pursuit called, the International Trans-Antarctica Expedition, was co-led by Minnesota explorer Will Steger. “This whole western side of western Antarctica ice shelf will go into the ocean,” Steger […]

Xiuhtezcatl, Astralblak and more to perform at benefit concert for Climate Generation

November 5, 2019 A coalition of Minnesota artists are coming together to put a human face to climate change with music and storytelling. Alongside 19-year-old climate activist and hip-hop artist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Band Together takes place Nov. 16 at O’Shaughnessy Auditorium, 2004 Randolph Ave. in St. Paul. The concert begins at 7 p.m. with an […]