The year 2016 was the hottest on record, continuing the trend for a third year.
A major extension of the West Antarctic ice sheet has broken off and Swiss glaciers continue to recede.
Is there still time to limit warming to two degrees and, if not, how do we adapt?
This session will be followed by a special screening of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.
Speakers: Naomi Oreskes, Christiana Figueres, Al Gore, Konrad Steffen, Karuna Rana, Hilaree O’Neill, Feike Sybesma
As part of the National Geographic Speaker Series, Hilaree tells her gripping story of leading a team of some of the world’s elite climbers on a grueling attempt to climb a remote peak in Myanmar—and the physical and emotional toll they endured.
In the fall of 2014, a National Geographic team set out on what they knew would be a harrowing journey to the summit of Burma’s Hkakabo Razi to determine if it is indeed Southeast Asia’s highest point. What they didn’t realize was that the greatest obstacle wouldn’t be their dwindling rations, or the grueling jungle hikes, or the life-threatening hypothermia. It was the force of conflicting personalities that threatened to unravel the entire endeavor.
Hear Hilaree’s harrowing story as she recounts the tough decisions she had to make to keep the team together, accompanied by photographer Cory Richard’s dramatic stills and clips from
Renan Ozturk’s searing documentary, Down to Nothing.
WHERE: Redwood City, CA
DATE: December 6, 2017
TIME: 7:00 pm
TICKET PRICE: $45-63
WHERE: Madison, WI
DATE: January 23, 2018
TIME: 7:30 pm
TICKET PRICE: $35-45
WHERE: Thousand Oaks, CA
DATE: March 9, 2018
TIME: 8:00 pm
TICKET PRICE: TBD