Weekly Packet covers Mayewski being honored in Vienna

The Weekly Packet reported the European Geosciences Union is honoring University of Maine explorer, scientist and author Paul Mayewski for his achievements in ice research and climatic change.

In addition to his research, Mayewski, director of the UMAine Climate Change Institute, is receiving the 2016 Hans Oeschger Medal in Vienna, Austria, for serving as a role model for the next generation of scientists. Mayewski has led more than 55 expeditions around the planet to research climate change and was featured in the Emmy Award-winning Showtime series “Years of Living Dangerously” that highlighted effects of climate change on people and the planet.