- Location: MN
- Marching Since: December 14, 2006
The Arctic and the Antarctic regions have been my home for over 40 years. To survive in these lands, I have become intimately familiar with their vast lands, wildlife, and climates. The changes I see deeply affect me in a way neither a scientific study nor a satellite image could. Virtually all of the ice shelves on which I have traveled on in these Polar Regions have disintegrated into the ocean. The Arctic Ocean has lost a third of its ice in 15 years, the glaciers on the edge of Greenland are now unstable, and the permafrost is thawing. These symptoms are the result of a rapidly warming climate caused from the release of carbon dioxide through the burning of fossil fuels. Global warming seriously threatens our way of life. Without action, life in the Arctic faces extinction. With action, we can address the root causes and limit the impact. Through the Will Steger Foundation, I intend to share the impact global warming is having on the Polar Regions focusing on the tipping points happening in the Arctic, Greenland and Antarctica. I am committed to finding solutions to global warming through education and I believe that my expeditions will enable others to also bear witness to global warming and motivate them towards action. We know that global warming is going to dominate the future lives of our young people and we have a responsibility to prepare them for this by teaching them what it is and where the solutions lie.