Bob Reiss

With climate change creating new access to the Arctic, the region is in danger of becoming a 21st-century Wild West—a free-for-all for power and riches opening up at the top of the planet.”

  • Topics include: Arctic Security, Arctic Commerce, Russian Aggression and Potential Conflict, Big Oil and New Shipping
  • Phenomenal ability to transport his audience to the Arctic while he describes his many adventures in this remote part of the world.
  • Reiss has collaborated with everyone from Eskimo hunters, White House officials, oil men, politicians, scientists and even military planners in his research concerning the Arctic. He has appeared on Morning Joe, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and Dan Rather Reports.
  • Author of The Coming Storm hailed as “the most readable and intelligent summary of global warming science and politics”

BobReissTheEskimoAndTheOilMan   Newsweek  



Bob Reiss captures the expanse, the challenge, and the potential of the changing arctic, and the clear need for a bold national strategy to realize the promise of this extraordinary frontier.

- Gary Roughead, Admiral, US Navy (retired), Former Chief of Naval Operations.

Reiss shared his personal polar adventures and wound them into his conversations with some of the major players in the world in a presentation that held audience attention, put global warming in perspective from local to global, and prompted important post-lecture conversations and debate.

- Dean Robert Prezant, Montclair State University

… Reiss has taken climate change and made it personal. The Coming Storm is … fair, urgent and deeply unsettling.

- Ted Conover, winner of the National Book Critic’s Circle Award for Newjack

Reiss … engages us in storytelling, showing us how the greenhouse effect is changing our lives

- Terry Tempest Williams, author of Refuge and Leap