Explorer Will Steger Talks Climate Change

Minnesota is going to see more drought and more floods—that’s what legendary Arctic explorer, Will Steger, told Wayzata Chamber of Commerce members, Rotary members and guests at the Wayzata Country Club, on Wednesday.

 

During his speech, Steger also emphasized the importance of Minnesota jobs in renewable energy.

At the event, Steger gave locals a first-hand account of his adventures through the North and South Poles, and Greenland. He also shared videos and photos of what he called, receding glaciers and melting polar ice caps.

Steger is known as an expert on the preservation of the Arctic and on climate change. In 2006, Steger served on then- Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s Minnesota Climate Change Advisory Group.

Steger’s most noteworthy accomplishments include numerous historic dogsled journeys. In 1988 Steger traveled by dogsled, the 1,600-mile south-north traverse of Greenland. It was the longest unsupported dogsled expedition in history.

See the online article from the Minnetonka Patch website – Jan. 2011

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