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Agenda Archive Presentations 2014

The following material relates to the 2014 Cayman Captive Forum which occurred on Dec 2-4, 2014.

Climate Science and Polar Exploration - A Personal Account

Date Thursday, Dec 04, 2014

Time 10:35AM - 11:40AM

Time Main

Join nineteen-year-old Parker Liautaud, Leader of the 2013 Willis Resilience Expedition to Antarctica, to hear about the pioneering scientific climate change research that he conducted, his new South Pole speed record and how to survive one of the world’s most inhospitable environments. As well as his views on polar science and climate change, Parker will share his experiences of the huge physical, emotional and logistical challenges of conducting this ambitious Antarctic expedition – overcoming gale force winds, temperatures as cold as -60 degrees Fahrenheit, three meter high “sastrugi” (frozen waves in the ice) and all this while towing an 80 kilogram sled.