ILULISSAT, GREENLAND - SEPTEMBER 04: People watch the sunset as rain falls in the distance beyond floating ice and icebergs in Disko Bay on September 04, 2021 in Ilulissat, Greenland. 2021 will mark one of the biggest ice melt years for Greenland in recorded history. Researchers from Denmark estimated that in July of this year enough ice melted on the Greenland Ice Sheet to cover the entire state of Florida with two inches of water. According to NASA, Greenland has melted 5 trillion tons of ice over approximately the past 15 years, enough to increase global sea level by nearly an inch. The observations come on the heels of the recent United Nations report on global warming which stated that accelerating climate change is driving an increase in extreme weather events. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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ILULISSAT, GREENLAND - SEPTEMBER 04: People watch the sunset as rain falls in the distance beyond floating ice and icebergs in Disko Bay on September 04, 2021 in Ilulissat, Greenland. 2021 will mark one of the biggest ice melt years for Greenland in recorded history. Researchers from Denmark estimated that in July of this year enough ice melted on the Greenland Ice Sheet to cover the entire state of Florida with two inches of water. According to NASA, Greenland has melted 5 trillion tons of ice over approximately the past 15 years, enough to increase global sea level by nearly an inch. The observations come on the heels of the recent United Nations report on global warming which stated that accelerating climate change is driving an increase in extreme weather events. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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Climate Week 2021 Shines a Light on the Climate Crisis

Every September since 2009, Climate Week coincides with the UN General Assembly in New York City. Action is required to halt and attempt to reverse the rapid and catastrophic deterioration of the world's climate. The planet is in crisis and this year The Explorers Club is spotlighting experts in the field to bring awareness to how we can create the change we need to improve the future of the planet.

September 20, 2021

This week join The Explorers Club live on explorers.org, Facebook Live, or YouTube to engage with experts and notable figures who dedicate their lives to nature, science, public service, technology, and the reversal of the climate crisis.

Big Ideas: Innovative Solutions to Combat Climate Change

Monday, September 20 at 7P ET

Meet three industry innovators who are dedicating their careers to developing cutting-edge technology to help combat this crisis.

Charlie Levine, CMO at ElectReon, the leading provider of wireless charging solutions for electric vehicles (EVs), providing end-to-end charging infrastructure and services to meet the needs and efficiency demands of shared, public and commercial fleet operators and consumers.

Nathaniel Benchemhoun, Business Development at BioMilk, an Israeli-based biofood-tech company, dedicated to producing cell-based milk, human, and bovine alike.

Sonia Kastner, CEO and Founder of Pano.AI, uses mountaintop cameras, satellites, artificial intelligence, and intuitive software to detect the first wisps of smoke and put real-time fire images in the hands of first responders, all with the goal of enabling responders to reach fires faster and contain them while they are still small, and to make fire fighting safer and more efficient.

Karin Comstedt Webb, Sustainability Manager for Heidelberg Cement, has for over ten years been active within the cement industry in Europe working with climate change, land use and environmental development, and stakeholder engagement.

What Trees Tell Us About Climate Change

Tuesday, September 21 at 7P ET

Did you know that tree rings can tell us a lot more, including how much climate has changed, how much it rained each year for the past 1000 years, and more?

Edward R. Cook, Ewing Lamont Research Professor at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University will discuss his research on how tree rings can provide unparalleled insights into past and present climate change and its environmental impacts.

Changing Climate, Melting Arctic, Rising Seas, and Shifting Shorelines

Wednesday, September 22 at 7P ET

Four experts will discuss climate change and its impact on our seas and coastlines.

Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, Miami-Dade County, recently unveiled new efforts to tackle the accelerating climate threat of extreme heat in her county.

John Englander, President, and Co-founder of the Rising Seas Institute, is an oceanographer and leading expert on sea-level rise.

Dr. Robert “Bob” Corell, is a globally recognized scientist with expertise on climate change, sea-level rise, and the polar regions. Among his many accolades, Dr. Corell was recognized along with other scientists for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Lisa Craig, Principal with The Craig Group, a national consulting firm facilitating local governments and nonprofit organizations in planning for greater resilience and economic vitality in historic communities.

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Galápagos Giant Tortoises Are Mysteriously Turning Up Dead in Ecuador

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Is Climate Change Killing More Elephants than Poachers?

Kenya’s Wildlife and Tourism Board has announced that climate change is now a bigger threat to elephant populations than poaching. Kenya is currently facing an extreme drought that is threatening the livelihoods of people and wildlife within the area.

Thousands of Tree Species Remain Undiscovered, say Scientists

There are around 9,200 tree species still to be discovered, most of them in the tropics, an incredible new study has revealed.