Wicked Weather Watch (WWW) is a charity that aims to provide clarity for children and young people about climate change and global warming.

We want children to have access to unbiased information and hope to bring the important issues to life for both children and their teachers.  We will be sharing the personal experiences of Arctic explorers, such as David Hempleman-Adams (pictured right), looking at the latest science and information, and asking how climate change is affecting the people and wildlife of the Arctic and the rest of the world.

Using the latest research and first hand experiences of the Arctic we will investigate climate change as it’s happening now…

Wicked Weather Watch for schools

WWW offers a unique insight into climate change, providing up to the minute resources for lessons and assemblies as well as opportunities to hear directly from people who have visited the Arctic.

 We want children and young people to feel fully informed about climate change through their schools, helping them to answer questions such as:

  • what is the difference between climate change and global warming?
  • what is the impact of climate change in the Arctic and elsewhere?
  • what can I do to protect our planet and fight climate change?

We aim to provide teachers with innovative materials that can be used to meet KS1 and KS2 curricula, alongside the opportunities for children to find out more for themselves.

In 2016, WWW is linking up with the Polar Ocean Challenge. Schools can sign up below to follow this historic voyage, access data and news from the expedition and hear the personal experiences of the crew as they journey around the Arctic Ocean, all of which can be used to initiate conversations in schools and at home about climate change.

Download our Schools leaflet for more information, or sign up below to join WWW and follow the POC – we’d be delighted to welcome you aboard!

Welcome Aboard!

Join Wicked Weather Watch and follow the Polar Ocean Challenge!

Ben Edwards

Our Youth Ambassador

At Just 14 years old, Ben is joining the Polar Ocean Challenge, aiming to become the youngest person ever to circumnavigate the Arctic Ocean.  He hopes to inspire young people not only to take on personal challenges but to act now to fight climate change. Visit Ben’s blog here.

About the Wicked Weather Watch team

David Hempleman-Adams

David Hempleman-Adams

Founder and Explorer

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David Hempleman-Adams is an industrialist by profession and an adventurer by preference. He first visited the Arctic in the 1980s and his regular visits have made him passionate about using his personal experiences to educate young people. “I have seen massive changes, from the thinning of the pack ice to the melting of the permafrost. This inevitably has a knock on effect on the local people’s lives, traditions and culture. The ends of the Earth are seeing the most rapid changes of global warming and the Arctic is the canary in the mine – we will see the effects in UK and rest of the world in the not so distant future.”

Ben Edwards

Ben

Youth Ambassador

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“Last summer (2015) I sailed to Svalbard on Northabout. On the way into Ny-Ålesund, one of my favourite places in the world, we noticed that there were a lot more icebergs than the week before, probably because of the glaciers in the valley calving. We had seen a comparison of how large the glaciers were in 1922 and in 2002 and the difference is really worrying. The glaciers have receded by over a hundred meters in under a hundred years. I don’t like that. Ny-Ålesund is beautiful and the changes here really highlight the effects of climate change. Having seen those effects I want to tell people of my age about them to get more of us involved in fighting climate change.”

Professor Terry Callaghan

Professor Terry Callaghan

Patron

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Professor Terry V Callaghan has been active in polar research since 1967, working in every Arctic country, focusing on Arctic environment and the ecology of Arctic plants, animals and ecosystem processes. He has published over 430 research papers and his contributions have been recognized at the highest levels including medals from H.M. the King of Sweden and H.M. Queen Elizabeth of England, and inclusion in the joint award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the IPCC in 2007.

 

Professor Callaghan is a Distinguished Research Professor of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Professor of Arctic Ecology at the University of Sheffield and Professor of Botany, National Research Tomsk State University, Russia and was the founder of INTERACT, a network of 77 arctic research stations in 17 countries.

It is my generation’s responsibility to pass on to the next generation the love and respect of those natural environments most vulnerable to change and to give them the scientific tools to understand how to protect them.

Professor Terry Callaghan

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