Climate Change 10 Year Challenge

In 1990 I was lucky enough to spend eight weeks in North East Greenland with the British Schools Exploring Society. The trip cemented my love of the natural world, and I remember it like yesterday.

We walked, climbed and explored the beautiful landscape. The coast is a maze of ice-cold glacial meltwater rivers, causing freezing cold feet each time we needed to cross, and massive boulder moraine fields which were a nightmare on tired knees.  Inland you have snow, ice and mountains. The scale and majesty were incredible.

This week it’s been hard to ignore the selfie-obsessed “#10yearchallenge” pictures. But a more interesting development of this craze is many environmental organisations publishing “#10yearchallenge” pictures focussing on climate change.

In a word they are SHOCKING.

No other word describes these stark pictures of waste and devastation to our environment. My trip to Greenland as a teenager should be available to our children and grandchildren. If we are not careful, then such expeditions will be a thing of the past.

I leave you with the words of Robert Swan (Polar Explorer and environmental campaigner)

“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.”


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