The young and the old and all the in-between are gathering in Paris this week to make plans and commitments for combating climate change.
While much of the anticipation is around whether there will be a big new binding agreement at the state level at the COP21 (Conference of Parties) meetings, much of the inspiration and action is likely to be going on at the COY11 (Conference of Youth) events.
Throughout it all, National Geographic explorers and staff will bring their knowledge, experience, and perspective to bear on these discussions of the natural world, our effects on it, and the latest climate and energy related ideas and innovations. And we’ll be bringing you into it on Twitter, Snapchat, and Facebook as well.
Kicking it off, legendary diver and ocean advocate Dr. Sylvia Earle will be taking your questions and sharing her stories and insights in a live Facebook chat Friday, November 27, at 1 p.m. EST.World-renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle makes a splash anywhere she goes. Here she poses inside a submersible off the coast of Vancouver. (Photo by Natalie B. Fobes/National Geographic Creative)
To stay informed and to add your voice to the discussion during live panels, follow @NatGeoExplorers on Twitter. You can also add @natgeo on Snapchat to follow along with our stories each day, and like the National Geographic Explorers Facebook page to receive updates throughout the weekend.
Finally, on Periscope, follow @natgeo and join us for three great events this week:
THURSDAY: Sources, Sinks, & Solutions | A Snapshot of the Global Climate Crisis
4p.m. Paris / 12p.m. EST/ 9a.m. PST
FRIDAY: Shift The Focus | Art, Youth, & Conservation
4p.m. Paris / 10a.m. EST / 7a.m. PST
SATURDAY: Dismantle & Adapt | Reimagining a Climate Changed World
9p.m. Paris / 3a.m. EST / 12a.m. PST
Now, to get ready to join the conversation, get to know the many National Geographic Young Explorers participating in COY11 in Paris and from their homes and field sites around the world.