In Part 1 of this two-part podcast, “The Maine Question” asks what it’s like in the most remote, harsh and spectacular locations on Earth? Anyone with a thirst for adventure has likely dreamed of seeing the South Pole, Mount Everest, or the massive ice sheets of Greenland. Paul Mayewski has done all of that and more. Here, he talks with host Ron Lisnet about his adventures during his 55-plus expeditions in extreme locales. Mayewski, a scientist, explorer and director of the University of Maine Climate Change Institute, estimates he’s lived about four years’ total in a tent or under the stars in remote regions. His devotion has resulted in groundbreaking discoveries about climate change. In this podcast, Mayewski talks about preparing locally and globally for what’s in store.