Perspective

Polar explorer Sebastian Copeland on the 'urgency' of climate change awareness

"If the poles are melting and if the ice was to be gone, temperatures would be 10°C higher and humanity would not exist". So says world-renowned climate change activist Sebastian Copeland, who combines his passion for photography with his love of polar exploration to use his art as a tool for social change. Copeland has become a figurehead, fighting to warn people of the dangers of climate change, and says speaking to climate change deniers is like talking to those who believe in a flat Earth.