WWW Founder David Hempleman-Adams’ account of the incredible Polar Ocean Challenge around the Arctic Circle in 2016 is now available and WWW has 200 signed copies to sell – with all proceeds – the whole £25 – donated to WWW!
What does an explorer do next, once he’s climbed all the world’s highest peaks, walked to both the North and South Poles, and ballooned alone across the Atlantic? If you’re Sir David Hempleman-Adams the answer’s simple. You find a small boat and sail it around the top of the world!
Heaving the vessel through ice floes, facing bergs the size of blocks of flats, narrowly escaping polar bears and enduring one of the fiercest Arctic storms ever recorded, Hempleman-Adams and his crew completed their hazardous voyage through the Northeast and Northwest Passages in a single season, defeating all that nature could throw at them. These once formidable barriers are now open water, except in winter months, and as a result of global warming are likely to become passable all year in the not too distant future. This will change forever the lives of the people and wildlife who inhabit this once pristine environment.
David made the journey to highlight changes in the Arctic due to climate change. His passion to protect the Arctic comes from seeing the changes first-hand:
“We hear about global warming on the news, but it can be difficult for people in the UK and around the world to fully appreciate the threat until it directly impacts them. I’ve seen massive changes since 1982 when I first went to the Arctic. The Arctic is ours to look after. From a very early age children can start to think about this, which is why Wicked Weather Watch is so important.”
Wicked Weather Watch continues the legacy of the Polar Ocean Challenge, drawing attention to the devastating impact of climate change on the Arctic region, and the rest of the world, working with schools and young children to engage and inspire them to be the future custodians of our planet.
All profits from the sale of these signed copies will go towards WWW work.