Scientist adventurer Tim Jarvis AM has today been announced as WWF-Australia Global Ambassador. Like many Australians he believes that the time for talk has long passed. Australia must return to a leadership role and work on practical solutions to meet the challenges of climate change.
“Our planet is changing rapidly. I have been undertaking expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic for 20 years, so I have seen the effects of climate change. Glaciers, ice caps, ice sheets and permafrost are melting and sea levels are rising,” said Tim Jarvis.
“The world must respond now with rapid and comprehensive action to avoid more dangerous climate change and Australia must make its contribution. Given Australians long history of working together to create a better future, I know we are capable of not only doing this, but setting a positive example for others to follow.”
“We are thrilled to partner with such a passionate and celebrated nature advocate. Tim will work with WWF to promote solutions to our greatest environmental challenges, like climate change. Tim’s determination and drive for action embody the values that underpin WWF’s work,” said Dermot O’Gorman, CEO of WWF-Australia.
“When I lead an expedition I am outcome-focused. I take the same approach to the partnership with WWF-Australia. We will work together on real, practical solutions that promote a roadmap for the change that we need to see, at all levels of society,” said Tim Jarvis.
“Experiencing the splendor and majesty of our planet has been my life-goal. I am always captivated by the landscapes, wildlife and extremes of our seven continents, but especially by what we have here in Australia.”
Tim believes that Australia’s future depends on strong global action - we can’t do it from behind. At the UN climate conference in Paris next year, countries must commit to stronger pollution reduction targets. Australia is no exception.
About Tim Jarvis AM
Renowned polar expedition leader, Tim Jarvis, holds the record for fastest unsupported journey to the South Pole. Tim is an adventurer, environmental scientist, author and filmmaker. A Yale World Fellow, he holds Masters degrees in both environmental science and environmental law. After almost two decades of polar travel, and over twenty years working as an environmental scientist, Tim has seen the impacts of climate change first hand.
More about Tim Jarvis AM: http://www.timjarvis.org/bio/
WWF-Australia – building a future where people and nature thrive: http://www.wwf.org.au/