Parker at One Young World, Johannesburg

14th October 2013, 02:45pm

Speaking at this year’s One Young World Summit in Johannesburg, Parker Liautaud stood as a beacon for his generation to grasp the opportunities and potential they have to make a difference towards the future of climate change. Willis Resilience is Parker’s own collaboration with Willis to help contribute to the scientific understanding within the South Pole and the bigger picture of climate change as a whole.

“Professor Muhammad Yunus last night reminded us that we are the luckiest generation in history, that more than any other generation we have the tools and the power for effective global collaboration. This means that, whether we like it or not, the responsibility for addressing climate change falls on our shoulders. And it will require enormous Resilience, on our part. We will have to go to the ends of the world to ensure the protection of next generations can’t wait until 2050, 2030 or 2015 even. It has to be now. I would like to announce the Willis Resilience Expedition, 6 weeks from today…

What I intend to do with this expedition is not only to contribute to an understanding of the climate system, obviously a small part of the much broader scientific effort, but to change the way we think about science, change the way we think about importance of the changes that are occurring, not just in the Polar regions but all over the world – the human consequences.”

– Parker Liautaud, Willis Resilience Expedition Leader