ANTARCTICA, ARCTICA:THE VANISHING NORTH, Climate Change, ECO ACTIVIST, GLOBAL GREEN USA, GREENLAND, NORTH POLE, PHOTOGRAPHER, POLAR EXPLORER, SEBASTIAN COPELAND, SEDNA, SOUTH POLE, TENEUES, UNITED NATIONS
By Anna Griffin, Editor in Chief
Award-winning photographer and documentary film-maker, polar explorer and activist, Sebastian Copeland continues to trek our arctic lands as an advocate for the environment, visually capturing the essence of places very few humans have ever seen. He has authored six books and journeyed 5,000 miles on skis, leading expeditions across the Arctic sea, Greenland and Antarctica, reaching both North and South Poles on foot. Copeland also founded SEDNA: The Copeland Foundation, which is dedicated to preventing Arctic drilling for oil, and also sits on the board of directors of President Gorbachev’s Global Green USA.
An international speaker on the climate change crisis, he has addressed audiences across the globe, including at the United Nations, World Affairs Council, universities and Fortune 500 companies, speaking about systemic changes in the Polar regions and the urgent need for a market transformation towards a sustainable future.
“Globally, our collective passivity on climate change is slowly shifting thanks to irrefutable science and dramatic natural events, but we still face powerful deniers and are a long shot from taking conclusive action,” Copeland explains. “In the end, we are the ones who have the most to lose, but also the ones who can effectuate change. We vote with our purchases, thereby sending a clear message to the business community. And watch what you put at the end of your fork.”
Copeland has now released his latest book, Arctica: The Vanishing North (teNeues), which illustrates the breath-taking beauty, splendor and vulnerability of this pristine landscape, capturing our imagination through mesmerizing imagery. Through his passion and photography, Copeland hopes to raise awareness of the threat to this last true wilderness on the planet, while seducing and inspiring us into action to make critical changes for a cleaner and healthier world.
PHOTO CREDIT: SEBASTIAN COPELAND