Parker Liautaud
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Parker Liautaud is a polar explorer and climate change campaigner. He has undertaken three expeditions to the North Pole and one to the South Pole. In 2013, Parker led the Willis Resilience Expedition. During the two-part journey, he and his team crossed Antarctica from coast to coast – 1900km – in a custom-built scientific support vehicle conducting research on the climate system, and then completed the fastest human-powered trek to the South Pole – 565km – becoming the youngest man to walk to the pole at the time.

The expedition implemented a 16-episode live broadcast dedicated to climate change, which hosted 25 debates and discussions with leading experts from the scientific community, the private sector, NGOs, and government. It also featured daily live streaming video from the expedition to engage with followers on climate change issues, as well as live discussions from Antarctica with anchors on television programs such as The Weather Channel’s Morning Rush, CNN’s New Day, ABC’s Good Morning America, and CNBC’s Squawk Box.

Through his expeditions, Parker has partnered with leading academic institutions, including the International Atomic Energy Agency, GNS New Zealand, and others to conduct research on the climate system.

Parker has also worked closely with the United Nations Foundation on the communication of climate science, including during the release of the first working group of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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The World Has Got to Stand Up and Take Notice of Climate Change

(3) Comments | Posted 27 April 2012 | (00:00)

At 13.56 GMT on 10 April, I reached the Geographic North Pole.

This was my third expedition to the North Pole and yet, despite my previous experience of the region, I was once again struck by both the beauty and the hostility of the place.

The challenging and...

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I Walk Because the #IceTalks

(0) Comments | Posted 5 April 2012 | (11:21)

Today I am back on the Arctic ice for my third expedition to the North Pole, with a ski pole in one hand and a temperature probe in the other.

I often get asked why I keep going back to the Arctic. The answer to that question does not lie...

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