Local explorer applauds President Biden for rejoining Paris Climate Accord

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Environmentalists are applauding one of President Joe Biden's executive orders to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord among them, a famous Minnesota explorer.

"First of all, climate change should not be politicized," said Will Steger, a formidable voice calling for understanding and the preservation of the Arctic, and the Earth. "It's something that affects everything in life. Every little creature."

Steger is best known for his legendary polar explorations. He has traveled tens of thousands of miles by kayak and dogsled over 50 years, leading teams on some of the most significant polar expeditions in history.

He has seen up close the damage that's already been done as the world warms.

"Every moment, we are losing ground on this," he said.  The Biden Administration's decision to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement is a step in the right direction.

"We have the tools to stem some of this. Some of this we will just have to learn to adapt to," Steger said. "The bright side of it is that the solutions are economical."

Creating green energy, has created tens of thousands of jobs, "There's just prosperity around green energy. It's just a win-win."

To learn more about Steger’s adventures, click here.