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Art

Haunting Depths

In his new series 'SINK / RISE', fine art photographer, Nick Brandt, offers a chilling underwater immersion into the lives of South Pacific Islanders.
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Opinion

The World's Biggest Ice Sheet is not as Stable and Protected as We Once Thought

Even relatively mild warming scenarios have a significant impact on the East Antarctic Ice Sheet. It's not as safe and secure as we originally believed. Now is the time to act quickly to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, slow the rise in global temperatures, and protect the EAIS.
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Latest

World Oceans Day 2022

A message from our founder Lewis Pugh, UNEP Patron of the Oceans, on World Oceans Day: If we continue to heat our planet, coral reefs will die, and with them, the incredible life which they support.
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Blog

Remembering Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Our Founding Patron

Lewis Pugh expresses his deep sadness at the passing of our Founding Patron Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu: “What a profound loss this is. Archbishop Desmond Tutu was a moral compass, as well as a spiritual beacon, for so many of us for so long. Now that his light has gone out, how will we see our way forward?"
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Opinion

It's Time to Take Radical Responsibility for Our Actions

I was in Greenland to swim across the face of the world's fastest moving glacier. But the volume of ice that entered the bay that day, and the terrific speed at which it was moving, made swimming impossible. It had turned into a motorway of ice.
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Blog

A World of Difference

Before I started on this Greenland Swim I was hoping for an average water temperature of 3°C. But when we arrived at Ilulissat the water temperature was 0°C. We had to change my swim plan.
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Press Release

UN Patron of the Oceans Lewis Pugh begins ‘Coldest Swim On Earth’ and his Most Challenging Yet – to highlight Melting Planet

The UN Patron of the Oceans Lewis Pugh begins his attempt at the coldest swim on Earth and the most challenging of his career. The 10km swim across the Ilulissat Iceford in Greenland commences today, following completion of his cold-water adaptation programme and training in Iceland, and will highlight the rapid melting as result of the Climate Crisis.
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Campaigns

The Climate Swim: No Ice, No Life

How do you negotiate with an iceberg? You go around it. I'm about to swim where I shouldn't be able to, for the second time in my life. All because of ice – or the lack of it.
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News

Justice is a Universal Concept

WATCH Lewis Pugh’s address to the UN on World Ocean’s Day, 8 June 2021.
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