London, England – Three graduates from the University of Cambridge in England will raise awareness of the potential effects of climate change along the Atlantic coastline, finishing in Halifax, Nova Scotia in a Land Rover Defender 110.
The automaker donated the vehicle and a cheque for £10,000 to the expedition, which will cover approximately 32,000 km through 31 countries. The team was the winner of the 2009 “Go Beyond” bursary, awarded by the Royal Geographical Society and Land Rover earlier this year.
Tim Bromfield, Lynn Morris and Will Lorimer will follow a contour line around the Atlantic Ocean, which scientists forecast could become the new coastline in 100 years. They will visit schools and create an educational network with up to 10,000 students along the route.
“Education is the most powerful weapon we have to combat climate change,” Bromfield said. “By encouraging students around the Atlantic to work together, we want to highlight our shared responsibility in dealing with this critical issue. By encouraging international friendships, we hope to make people care enough to act.”
The trip will start in Scotland and extend to Europe, Africa, South America, Central America and the U.S., before finishing in Halifax. To follow the progress, visit Atlantic Rising.