Arctic Screaming Tour: Help bring awareness of the horrors of the climate crisis to your home town

Demand Immediate Action for Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reductions

With the latest findings, we simply cannot wait another day.  Please consider hosting this entertaining, adventurous presentation about the devastating impacts of climate change and the even more dire predictions for coming years.  Invite your local elected officials and the media to use the event as a piece of the great movement for change.  Author chad Kister is launching this tour along with his soon to be released second edition of Arctic Melting, with more than a hundred new pages and thoroughly updated throughout. 

This can help to bolster support for local greenhouse gas reduction measures and build the national mandate for strong federal action immediately.  The legislative process can begin in Congress now for the passage of legislation January 20 to be signed by President-Elect Barack Obama.  There is no need for a day’s delay with the impending crisis that grows worse by the hour.  We need a strong federal mandatory cap and reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

"The Arctic is Screaming" read an Associated Press article recently about the climate crisis in the far North.  Help continue the movement for federal, state and local climate action by bringing the front line of the crisis: the Arctic to your home town through the inspiring words of author, film maker and Arctic explorer Chad Kister’s video, photos and first hand experiences.  The incredible pace of climate change needs to be understood so that the urgency can be realized.  Gwich'in and Inupiat people plead for action in video clips in the latest presentation.

            With the second edition of his Arctic Melting book coming out soon, Kister is launching another multi-media speaking tour to show what is happening in the far northern lands, and why we must take immediate action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

            For many, climate change is still an abstract issue, and something that we fear in the future.  But in the Arctic , and for native peoples, climate change is a reality now.  They beg the lower 48 to pay attention to their plight, because it is destined to be the same for the rest of the world unless we make this the number one issue of our time.

            We have heard so much about the climate crisis, it is a challenge to find innovative new ways to make a difference on this issue.  Kister has a unique presentation that features his amazing journey from Prudhoe Bay into and throughout the Arctic Refuge by foot and raft.  He nearly died of starvation when he could not catch fish, then hypothermia after being flushed down a flooded river.  The adventure helps attract interest from those who might otherwise not want to sit through a climate change talk.

           Facts about climate change’s impacts on polar bear, walrus, Arctic fox, Arctic char, salmon, forests, glaciers, lakes, ice sheets, sea levels, permafrost, shorelines, native villages, subsistence hunting and much more are interspersed through the narrative.

            You can watch one of the presentations that Kister gave in Chicago in May at www.arcticrefuge.org or www.safeclimateact.org.  The powerpoint ends with solutions, and a question-answer period addressing nuclear energy (not wise), liquefied coal (no way) and more.

             A solid set of solutions are set forth, centering on the need for a mandatory cap and reduction of emissions, which will spur action on all levels for innovative ways to cup emissions.  We already know energy saving measures that will also save money: it just takes some incentive-creating legislation like a cap and trade system to achieve it.  Kister has lived entirely with solar and wind energy, knowing first hand how well they work, and how economical they are.

            With positive feedback loops kicking in, temperature rises and the severe weather that causes promises to be horrific in coming decades, and we must do everything we can to stop the cause of the problem: greenhouse gas emissions.  

            The presentation also promotes the permanent protection of the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness, which is now quite possible with the outcome of the 2008 electionsJ

Contact Kister at chadkister@gmail.com, 740-753-3888 or 740-707-4110 if you are interested in hosting a presentation.  Please make sure that you hear back from him if you email or leave a message, as many messages do not get through.