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Friend of Tortoise Exclusive

What are the glaciers telling us?

What are the glaciers telling us?

This event is exclusive to Friends of Tortoise

President Joe Biden’s climate agenda was the most ambitious of any mainstream candidate. His pledge to re-join the Paris agreement on the first day of his presidency signals his intent. Continuing our work on climate change, at Tortoise we start this year by turning our attention to the so-called “doomsday glacier”, Thwaites, in Antarctica and ask: what is the ice telling us?

This ThinkIn marks the start of a year-long conversation, convened by Tortoise and supported by a coalition of businesses, NGOs and, of course, our members, called “Accelerating Net Zero”. Over the course of 2021, as we approach COP26 in November, we will produce a series of ThinkIns, investigations and reports designed to generate new ideas that have the potential to make real progress.



Giles Whittell
Sensemaker Editor

Dario Orlandi
Communications manager for On the Trail of the Glaciers, a photography project by Fabiano Ventura which is documenting the melting of the ice.

Dr Rob Larter
Principal Investigator of Thwaites Offshore Research Project, British Antarctic Survey

Jane Rumble OBE
Head of the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office Polar Regions Department