What Do Roosevelt (TR), Lindbergh, Armstrong and UAB’s McClintock Have in Common?

They all have been honored by the esteemed Explorers Club.  Congratulations, James McClintock!

UAB's James McClintock, Explorers Club Fellow

UAB’s James McClintock, Explorers Club Fellow

James McClintock is being honored by an organization that has recognized famous explorers for more than a century, including; Sir Edmund Hillary, Theodore Roosevelt, Charles Lindbergh, Neil Armstrong and Sally Ride. The longtime UAB researcher’s fellowship in the Explorers Club recognizes his significant scientific contributions in the field of geographical exploration.

The Explorers Club was founded in 1904 to unite explorers through fellowship and to promote field research, furthering the instinct to explore. There are 25 chapters worldwide.

An expert in polar and marine biology, and best known for his exploration and research in Antarctica, McClintock has also written two highly acclaimed books Lost Antarctica: Adventures in a Disappearing Land and A Naturalist Goes Fishing. He has also published 235 scientific publications.

As a Fellow, McClintock looks forward to bringing forward his perspective on climate change and the acidification of the oceans to the Club.

Check out below two videos about McClintock’s work.  One is a video narrated by Harrison Ford (yes, Indiana Jones or for Star Wars fans Han Solo) and his TEDx Birmingham lecture about climate change and its impact on the polar ecosystem.


Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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