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SPHERE / Arctic Imagination Talks

with Ray Zahab & Dorthe Dahl-Jensen

Talks Festival events
  • NAC Orchestra

  Sep 25, 2022 - 10 AM EDT

A conversation with Arctic explorers

Danish research scientist Dr. Dorthe Dahl-Jensen, whose work with the Greenland ice sheet seeks to understand the impact of the melting Arctic ice on the Earth, speaks with Canadian ultra distance runner Ray Zahab about his experiences pushing the boundaries of human endurance in extreme climate conditions around the world. Hosted by NAC Arts Education Manager Natasha Harwood.

Co-hosted by the Royal Danish Library and the NAC Orchestra as part of the SPHERE Festival, Arctic Imagination is a not-to-be-missed speaker series pressing discussions on the transformation of the Arctic as the ice disappears — and the implications of climate change for geopolitics and human civilization as we know it. 


Dr. Dorthe Dahl Jensen is a legend in glaciology and scientific expeditions on the Greenland ice sheet. Living up to the motto that researchers must be where the changes are happening in order to achieve reliable results, Dorthe has worked in Greenland for years—and with her large research team, has tried to answer one of the most important questions of our time: how fast does the ice melt? 

Ray Zahab is a Canadian Explorer, ultra distance runner and Founder of non-profit impossible2Possible. A recent recipient of the Meritorious Service Cross of Canada, Ray is an Explorer in Residence of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. In 2015 Canadian Geographic recognized Ray as one of Canada’s Top Explorers. He has ran 17,000+km across the world’s deserts, and unsupported expeditions in some of the coldest places on the planet.


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    Researcher - Legend in glaciology and scientific expeditions Dorthe Dahl-Jensen
  • Canadian Explorer, ultra distance runner and Founder of non-profit impossible2Possible Ray Zahab
  • Host Natasha Harwood

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