By Brian Kaufenberg January 8, 2018 As a teenager, Eric Dayton sat in awe as famed polar explorer Will Steger rolled out a map of Antarctica to show him the route of an epic transcontinental expedition. The moment fueled Dayton’s love of the outdoors and exploration, gained during summers paddling through the Boundary Waters as a camper at Camp […]
Inherent challenges chronicling expeditions of Minnesota explorer By Scott Stowell Jerry Stenger met Minnesota polar explorer Will Steger at a somewhat inopportune time. Steger was loading his cargo plane at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in 1989 for what became his historic International Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Back then, Stenger was supervisor of the University of St. Thomas […]
By Angela Davis July 13, 2017 5:30 PM MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The debate over climate change hit a high this week when a massive iceberg broke off Antarctica. While some experts believe this was a naturally-occurring event, others say it provides strong evidence that global warming is real. Among them is polar explorer and Minnesota […]
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 […]
June 9, 2017 Will Steger is known for his polar expeditions. He shared the changes he’s seen in the ice he once traversed with MPR News’ chief meteorologist Paul Huttner. Listen to Climate Cast podcasts here
Thu., April 13, 2017 Polar explorer Will Steger will be in Spokane this month to present a free program, “Eyewitness to Climate Change.” Steger, who lives in Minnesota, has a wealth of experience and perspective in arctic environments. He led the first dogsled journey without resupply to the North Pole and the first dogsled traverse […]
I am reminded of my expedition there — and of the repercussions that the loss of ice shelves will have around the world in the form of rising seas and accelerated climate change. By Will Steger There is no way to comprehend the massiveness of the disintegration of Antarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf unless you […]
January 27, 2017 — 9:08 AM CST Arthur Levitt, former chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, interviews polar explorer and environmental activist, Will Steger, on “A Closer Look With Arthur Levitt.” https://podcasts.climategen.org/other/A-Closer-Look-With-Arthur-Levitt-Will-Steger.mp3 producer: Arthur Levitt +1-212-617-5560 or firstname.lastname@example.org Running time 30:05 See the full article here.
Will Steger’s heart may be in the wilderness, but his houseboat in St. Paul is where he gets things done.
WCCO Sunday Morning Nov. 27, 2016 Janet Brown, the director of Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy, spoke with Rachel Slavik and Matt Brickman about the threat posed by climate change and how the Minnesota-based group is working to educate the public (3:48). See the full article online here.