The Shackleton Climate Project raises awareness of climate change and its impacts whilst also offering solutions to it. The project grew out of Tim Jarvis’ successful 2013 retracing of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1916 polar survival journey. Tim noticed how much of a toll climate change had taken on the ice, wildlife, and ocean of the Antarctic in the 100 years between their two journeys.
The main goals and outputs of the project are:
- To use Tim’s speaking engagements, books, films, and media presence to raise awareness of the effects of climate change on both our land and oceans and the need for urgent action to address it.
- To produce materials to clearly communicate climate change and its impacts on our land and oceans. These are distributed to policy makers, politicians, the corporate sector and the media. See the Drivers of Change card set “Climate Change and Ocean Health”
- To produce guidance that helps individuals and organisations go on their own “climate journey” to reduce their contribution to climate change.
- To identify projects doing something about climate change that we can support.
Climate Change and Ocean Health Drivers of Change Cards
Climate change is the greatest threat facing humanity. The earth’s rising temperature is closely interconnected with the health of our oceans. Covering over 70% of the earth’s surface, oceans absorb 80% of the sun’s energy and are the world’s largest carbon sink. As a result, our oceans are warming dramatically, ocean acidity has increased by almost 70% since the mid-1750s, and sea level rise remains unchecked. This set looks at some of the key issues, their consequences and solutions we might consider to avoid catastrophe.
This dissolve shows the impact of fifty years on a glacier in South Georgia. The first photo was taken by Duncan Carse in 1956.
Funds donated to the SCP are tax deductible in the US via 501(c)(3) Tax ID number (FEIN) 54-2096301.
You can hear Tim speak and participate in an amazing live auction on May 10th in Newport, USA. Plus, don’t miss the chance to come bid on some amazing and unique Shackleton-related auction items, many of which have been specifically donated by Sir Ernest’s granddaughter, The Honourable Alexandra Shackleton. Book via Eventbrite for tickets, or get a group together on Facebook here.