Mayewski quoted in NYT Opinion piece about climate cooperation on Mount Everest

In an opinion essay about international conflicts in data collection on Mount Everest, the New York Times quoted Paul Mayewski, director of the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, as saying Chinese researchers are “much tougher” than their Western counterparts. Shichang Kang of China’s State Key Laboratory of Cryospheric Sciences and a former student of Mayewski, began working in the Everest region in 1997 and has made 11 scientific expeditions above 21,300 feet and is likely the most experienced of Everest climate scientists.