On the edge of change: climate crisis
On Monday 1 July, I, along with my associate editor, joined a group of 41 students, and 32 lecturers and scientists, aboard the Antarctic vessel, the SA Agulhas II, for an 11-day journey following the Agulhas current. During the journey we interviewed the team of scientists – from parasitology to physical oceanography – who conduct intensive research along the Agulhas current, one of the fastest flowing current in the world, and track the effects of climate change on our oceans. We also interviewed former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, and South African Minister of Forestry and Fisheries and Environmental Affairs, Barbara Creecy.
We learned more about the Agulhas current, microplastics, sea-level rise; about climate crisis; about the story of a generation, of humanity.