Extreme Exploration: Climate Change on Mt. Everest

Go inside the National Geographic and Rolex expedition to Mt. Everest where an international, multidisciplinary team made scientific history. With stunning new visuals, VR technology and helicopter scans from nearly 23,000 feet, this session will feature first-person accounts from the team that installed the highest operating weather stations in the world, collected ice cores from the highest-recorded elevation, and completed the most detailed mapping of the entire Khumbu Glacier (the world’s highest), to better understand the dangerous impacts of climate change on the glaciers of the region that provide water resources to 1.6 billion people downstream.

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Kalee Kreider

National Geographic Society

Alex Tait

National Geographic Society

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Format:

Panel

Type:

Session

Track:

Climate & Social Action

Level:

Beginner