The Blog : Climate change

One Year After the Long Swim

Renowned endurance swimmer and United Nation’s Environment Programme (UNEP)’s Patron of the Oceans, Lewis Pugh touches Dover harbour wall in Dover, United Kingdom to marke the end of The Long Swim campaign on 29 August 2018

There is an old saying in English Channel swimming that most crossings are won or lost before the first stroke is taken. So last year, before I attempted to swim the length of the English ...

17 Jul 2019
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Address to the Commonwealth

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This address was given by Lewis Pugh on the 70th Anniversary of the Commonwealth in Westminster Abbey on 11 March 2019. ON THE EDGE OF THE ICE  I am standing at the North Pole, on the edge ...

10 Mar 2019
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Protecting the South Sandwich Islands

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Is there no place in the world that is sacrosanct? No wilderness we can leave alone? No place we can fully protect for nature’s sake? Last month I was invited to address UK MPs ...

8 May 2018
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Swimming Along the Arctic Sea Ice

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I love everything about my polar campaigns, except for the tense hours just before a swim. The anxiety before this last swim, along the edge of the Arctic sea ice, was the worst I’ve ...

30 Jul 2017
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Runaway climate change in the Arctic

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Ten years ago, I stood on the edge of the sea ice at the North Pole staring into the ink-black Arctic Ocean. I was attempting to become the first person to complete a long ...

27 Jul 2017
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