Global Insurance Company funds Antarctic expedition
After the devastating effects of the natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and then the various vicious storms and heat waves that swept across the US in 2012 that racked up damage control to the excess of hundreds of billions of dollars, a global insurance company, the Willis Group, funded an Antarctic climate change research project and a world record attempt.
A young man with a passion and the heart of an explorer
The young man who advocated for the expedition was Parker Liautaud, a nineteen-year-old with a passionate advocate of climate change. At the age of fifteen. he had his first expedition to the North Pole with the sole purpose of wanting to bring the world attention to the dire need for immediate action in addressing the effects of climate change.
Parker was an ambassador for the “One Young World” organization that brings like-minded young individuals together to better help them make strong valuable connections to drive positive changes throughout the globe.
This organization has seen the likes of guest speakers such of Sir Bob Geldof and Kofi Anan of which Parker has had the pleasure of sharing an arena with and has addressed his fair share of selected individuals from over one-hundred and eighty countries around the world.
Together with some research scientists and backing of Willis Group and EMC his adventurous spirit and concern for the planet as affected by climate change-fueled his drive to get to the Antarctic.
In the wake of the disasters since 2012 / 2013 it comes as no great surprise that companies such as the Willis Group and brave concerned individuals such as Parker Liautaud still work tirelessly to get the world to wake up and not only do their bit to act, but also to better prepare themselves with some form of climate-resilience plan for the impact of the events that are likely to transpire from the effects of climate change on the planet.