Australian adventurer and polar explorer Tim Jarvis has successfully summited Carstensz Pyramid in West Papua, the first of three equatorial glacial mountains he will tackle during during the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris.
25zero will see Jarvis and his team scale 3 of the 25 remaining equatorial glaciers to coincide with the COP21 in Paris: Carstensz Pyramid in West Papua, Mount Stanley in Uganda and Chimborazo in Ecuador. Images and data captured by Jarvis on the expedition will also be presented to world leaders attending COP21, to encourage a binding and meaningful agreement on climate change.
Founder of 25zero, Tim Jarvis said: “Sadly human induced climate change has had a devastating effect on these glaciers. I'm here to give the opportunity for the world and the people attending COP21 to see images from these areas that climate change is really impacting.
“What I would like to see out of COP21 is for the negotiators and the politicians is a meaningful agreement signed off. We need to really step up our commitment.”
Tim Jarvis and his team will now regroup and make their way to Uganda where they will set off to climb Mount Stanley.
Climate change is the biggest threat facing humanity.
Melting glacial ice is one of the clearest indicators of this complex issue. Nowhere is it more apparent than where you’d least expect to find ice – at the equator. There are now only 25 mountains with glaciers at the equator Within a quarter of a century these glaciers will be gone due to climate change - in some cases, far sooner.
Put simply: 25 Mountains. Zero latitude. 25 years. Zero ice.
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