IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR WILLIS RESILIENCE - Parker Liautaud, a nineteen-year-old student at Yale University, launched preparation in London on Monday September 30, 2013 for his travel across Antarctica ... more 
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR WILLIS RESILIENCE - Parker Liautaud, a nineteen-year-old student at Yale University, launched preparation in London on Monday September 30, 2013 for his travel across Antarctica in the Willis Resilience Expedition 2013. In a death-defying world record attempt, Liautaud will trek this December from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole by foot to raise awareness about climate change. During his journey Liautaud will take ice-core samples that climate scientists will analyze to assess climate changes in Antarctica. If he succeeds, Liautaud will be the youngest person to make the trip. He also aims to be the fastest. Future generations will suffer the worst impacts of climate change, yet their feedback is rarely sought as leaders grapple with the challenge. Get involved with Liautaud’s expedition by visiting http://www.willisresilience.com/. (Anthony Upton / Willis Resilience via AP Images) less 
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Tue, Oct 1, 2013 12:13 PM EDT