UMAA hosts Mayewski for talk about National Geographic expedition to Everest

World-renowned explorer and glaciologist Paul Mayewski will talk about “Pushing Climate Change Research to the Roof of the World: Expedition Everest” 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 20 during the University of Maine Alumni Association’s free, live webcast.

In 2019, the director of the Climate Change Institute led the National Geographic and Rolex mission by leading a team of international researchers to Mount Everest to install the world’s highest weather-monitoring stations and extract the highest ice core ever collected. The expedition was the subject of the documentary “Expedition Everest” and is the subject of a special edition of National Geographic magazine.

Mayewski is a Distinguished Professor with the School of Earth and Climate Sciences, School of Marine Sciences, School of Policy and International Affairs, and Maine Business School. He also serves on the faculty of the University of Maine Law School’s Center for Ocean and Coastal Law.

Mayewski has authored more than 450 scientific publications and two popular books, “The Ice Chronicles” and “Journey Into Climate.” His contributions to science have resulted in numerous national and international honors.

He has been interviewed hundreds of times by media, including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, the PBS series NOVA, National Public Radio and “60 Minutes.” He also appeared in the Emmy Award-winning Showtime series “Years of Living Dangerously.”

Registration is required for the free session that’s limited to 500 participants.