Wicked Weather Watch Founder, David Hempleman-Adams, and his fellow crew members on the Polar Ocean Challenge have been recognised for their record-breaking achievement of being the first British boat to sail across both the NorthEast and NorthWest Passages in one summer season. Parliament also recognised the need to tackle climate climate change:

“While rejoicing in that accomplishment, nevertheless expresses concern that this is clear evidence of the speed at which the Arctic sea-ice is retreating; and calls on the Government to renew its efforts to combat climate change.”

Early Day Motion (EDM) 445 was tabled by James Grey, MP for North Wiltshire.