Mayewski speaks to Scientific American about Everest observ

Paul Mayewski, director and professor of the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, spoke to Scientific American about the disrepair of the Pyramid International Laboratory/Observatory, one of the world’s oldest and most prolific high-altitude research facilities, which is located near the Mount Everest base camp in Nepal. Mayewski said that the research station is important to track the impacts of climate change. “High-mountain science stations are essential if we are to understand climate and ecosystem variability. They can help in carrying out several-week-long expeditions and research missions that need frequent sampling. These research stations can be a focal point not only for young scholars but also for local people to participate in scientific discovery close to their homes,” Mayewski said.