Maine Magazine Names Mayewski a Bold Visionary

Paul Mayewski has been named one of the 50 bold visionaries defining the state in the July issue of Maine magazine.

The director of the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine was included in the third annual list for his four decades of exploration aimed at understanding “why and how the climate is changing so that society can be prepared for adaptation and sustainability.”

Mayewski, who has conducted research in Antarctica, the Arctic, Himalayas, Tibetan Plateau, Tierra del Fuego and the Andes, has earned a number of awards for his research, including the inaugural International Medal for Excellence in Antarctic Research and the International Glaciological Society Seligman Crystal.

His findings have been published in more than 350 scientific journals; two of his most popular books are “The Ice Chronicles: The Quest to Understand Global Climate Change” with Frank White and “Journey Into Climate: Adventure, Exploration, and the Unmasking of Human Innocence.”

Mayewski also was highlighted in Showtime’s Emmy Award-winning series “Years of Living Dangerously.”