Global Warming Forum and Expedition

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The excitement is in the air for this afternoon’s Global Warming “informational proceeding” and it promises to be both educational and inspiring.  Again, it is at 4 p.m. on the floor of the Minnesota House Chamber at the Capitol.  Speakers include polar explorer Will Steger, two prominent religious leaders, and three respected U of M scientists.  Speaker of the House, Margaret Anderson Kelliher will kick it all off.

You can watch the proceeding on the House webcast or better yet, come on down to the Capitol.  While it doesn’t sound like the public will be allowed into the viewing gallery of the House Chamber, there will be a few locations for the public to watch the broadcast.  And afterwards, Will Steger is expected to make some informal remarks to all those who gather in the Rotunda. 

This is all happening at the same time that Steger is preparing for his next artic expedition.  Last Saturday, Steger and crew held a send-off rally at the St. Paul Winter Carnival, which I can personally attest was appropriately cold.  They will be heading to Baffin Island, in the northeastern Canadian arctic, in just two weeks.  You can track their expedition at

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