CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE ARCTIC
– A Polar Explorer’s Perspective –
This presentation takes you to the frontlines of climate change, the Arctic. Without a significant reduction in atmospheric carbon levels, there may not be enough ice to ski to the North Pole in the near future. John’s stories from the North Pole and the Canadian Arctic demonstrate how climate change is affecting the Arctic. This presentation is about melting ice and the beautiful Arctic, but it is also about working together to make forward-thinking choices.
• Climate Change
• Environmental Awareness
• Adapting to Change
John Huston is a professional polar explorer and veteran of the first American unsupported expedition to the North Pole. He has completed major expeditions to the South Pole, on Greenland and to Canada’s fabled Ellesmere Island. John is a motivational speaker, safety and logistics consultant, and wilderness guide. He regularly speaks to companies and organizations, referencing his expeditions to discuss overcoming challenges. He has appeared on CNN, the History Channel, National Public Radio and in Outside Magazine, and Popular Mechanics. John and his family live in Evanston, Illinois where he works at Northwestern University overseeing a student outdoors program.
This multimedia presentation requires the following:
- digital projector
- projection screen
- PA sound system with microphone and the ability to plug in computer for audio on presentation videos
- 2 small tables
- 2 extension cord
- 2 power strips
John may also bring some of his expedition equipment, which will require a third small table. He uses a Mac and he will bring all the necessary Mac adapters plugs.
If John is flying to the event, the host needs to provide all A/V equipment.
If John is driving to the event, he will bring his own professional sound system, professional projector, power strips, and extension cords. In this case the host needs to provide a projection screen and tables.
After the presentation John will be available to sign and sell his award winning book, Forward, The First American Unsupported Expedition to the North Pole, after the event. Books retail for $40.00.
John is happy support event promotion on social media and do interviews with local newspapers, magazines, radio stations, and other media outlets.
DAY OF THE EVENT
John will arrive at the venue at least an hour before the event to set up and do a sound/tech check.
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