Porter Fox Gets UNH Excited for Ski Season
Ready to hit the slopes? Porter Fox, author of DEEP: The Story of Skiing and the Future of Snow, is coming to UNH to discuss his book and answer any questions you may have. Jo Connor from explorebigsky.com says Fox’s book is “a reminder of how dynamic and fulfilling the skiing life is – and a wake-up call for how to save it. . . Fox uses primary evidence and interviews, mixed with groundbreaking scientific studies, to explain exactly how and when the Great Melt will play out, the vital importance snow and ice have to Earth’s climate system and the tremendous groundswell rising up to fight climate change.” Fox, along with UNH’s climatologist professor Cameron Wake*, will be here Monday October 20 from 4-6 PM in the Strafford Room. This event is open to the public and will have refreshments and raffle items including ski/snowboard passes, t-shirts, Porter’s new book, and more!
Get to Know the Speakers: Porter Fox and Cameron Wake
Porter Fox is an author along with a features editor and writer for the ski magazine Powder. Fox grew up skiing in Maine and then later attended Middlebury College in Vermont. Throughout his life he has written and edited for Jackson Hole News, Powder Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, The Believer, Outside, Men’s Journal, and National Geographic Adventure. He was also nominated for two Pushcart Prizes as well as the 2009 Robert Olen Butler Fiction Prize.
As mentioned above, Cameron Wake is UNH’s climatologist professor. He received his Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Ottawa in 1984, his Masters in Geography from Wilfrid Laurier University in 1987, and a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences from the University of New Hampshire in 1993. He teaches many classes at UNH for both undergraduate and graduate classes, including ESCI 405: Global Environmental Change.
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*Research Associate Professor Climatology and Glaciology Josephine A. Lamprey Fellow in Climate and Sustainability, UNH Sustainability Institute Ph.D., University of New Hampshire.