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AFTER ANTARCTICA with Will Steger

Aug. 19 2021 AFTER ANTARCTICA with Will Steger Polar Explorer and environmentalist (author, activist, teacher, Internet education pioneer) Will Steger has been eyewitness to some of the greatest climate changes to our planet. He talks about how his expeditions have led him to where he is today – a defender of our planet. He shares […]

How the climate crisis affects our mental health

By Brandt Williams and Samantha Matsumoto August 23, 2021 Listen to the full interview at MPR News Earlier this month, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reported that “a hotter future is essentially locked in.” The news of the changing climate and its effects can have psychological impacts, which experts call “climate anxiety.” According […]

Radio Camp 2021: Youth staying resilient and fighting for change in trying times

MPR News Staff June 28, 2021 How do you get young people who might not even own a radio to fall in love with audio storytelling? That’s the mission of our annual Radio Camp, a weeklong program for high school students in partnership with ThreeSixty Journalism at the University of St. Thomas. Over two one-week camps, 16 students from diverse backgrounds in Minnesota worked […]

Biden’s Silence on Minnesota Oil Pipeline Frustrates Advocates

By Cody Nelson June 22, 2021   Line 3, a comparable project to the canceled Keystone XL pipeline, runs counter to the president’s stated climate and environmental goals. Joe Biden wasted no time canceling the highly controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline once he became president. On inauguration day, he revoked one of the project’s key federal permits, […]

Will Steger’s climate journey closes out Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

The 40th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival wraps up this weekend with a screening of “After Antarctica,” a documentary that looks at polar explorer Will Steger’s career.

In 1989, Steger’s exploration of Antarctica highlighted the need to address climate change. Thirty years later, he attempted to make the same journey but was unable to complete it due to the effects of climate change on Antarctica.

Unleashing the creativity of teachers and students to combat climate change: An opportunity for global leadership

By Christina Kwauk and Rebecca Winthrop March 26, 2021 What if, with a little leadership from global heads of state, including U.S. President Biden and U.K. Prime Minister Johnson, there was an opportunity to catalyze a movement at home and abroad that combats climate change, strengthens the civic health of communities, closes the learning gap […]

Why storytelling may be the best bet to inspire action on climate change

Don Kraker February 2, 2021 Duluth, MN https://media.climategen.org/20210202-mprnews-climate-stories_20210202_64.mp3 There’s no more optimistic person on the planet than a duck hunter. At least, Mike Furtman doesn’t think so. “You go out, and you’re sitting in a little teeny spot in a marshy area, trying to meet up at the same place, at the same time,” he […]