[Driving around the world investigating climate change effects]
[May – December 2008]
[Along the line of 50° North]
With two friends I won the first-ever Land Rover & Royal Geographical Society bursary for proposing a detailed expedition plan of our journey that would take us all the way around the earth. On the expedition we undertook a series of case studies looking whether farmers and other primary sector workers had experienced the effects of climate change on their crops and livestock.
We travelled over 22,000 miles (36,000km) in a Land Rover Defender 110 named 'Roxy'. We dealt with dozens of corrupt police, dodgy fuel, drunken locals with welding machines, and entire roads which had disappeared.
Through social media and a substantial series of talks before and after the expedition we brought to light the line of latitude and those farmers who are feeling the brunt of less-predictable weather systems.