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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - Evening Program
Climate Change on the Roof of the World
Aurora C. Elmore

To learn more about the highest reaches of the world, Aurora Elmore, Ph.D., geologist, climate change expert, and Senior Program Manager of Science and Innovation at the National Geographic Society, recently managed the most comprehensive scientific expedition to Mt. Everest, sending a team of 34 multidisciplinary scientists to the world's highest mountain to collect glaciological and meteorological data by installing the highest weather stations in the world. Elmore will share what the data collected on the expedition tells us about how climate changes are playing out on the highest point on Earth.

Aurora Elmore is a geologist and climate change expert who received her Ph.D. in geology with a focus on oceanic chemistry and deep-sea circulation. She then worked as a researcher at several American and British universities before coming to National Geographic, where she is now Senior Program Manager of Science and Innovation. She recently oversaw the 2019 National Geographic and Rolex Everest Expedition, the most comprehensive scientific expedition to Mt. Everest.