Jack & Finn's Arctic Mission
WWF and JacksGap travelled to Greenland to learn about the impacts of climate change
Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time.
It’s fixable, but we need people from every walk of life and from every generation.
That’s a belief we share with Finn and Jack Harries, also known as JacksGap. We challenged the brothers - famous for their short film-making - to inspire a new generation to stand up and take action on climate change.
Jack and Finn joined us on a science trip to Greenland to witness first-hand the latest research on climate change.
What they saw was a series of unmistakable changes taking place in this beautiful but fragile landscape.
In their new film they’ve poured their energy, passion for the natural world and brilliant storytelling into creating something that will keep the spotlight firmly focused on climate change.
With our polar expert Rod Downie and Professor Alun Hubbard they explored the Russell and Jakobshavn Isbrae glaciers – the second of which is the biggest in the Northern hemisphere.
Jack and Finn were able to see the data from studies tracking the rate of ice flow which demonstrates the unmistakable effects of climate change we've witnessed over the past decade of record warming.
Rod Downie's message from the Arctic
Who are jacksgap?
A quick intro to JacksGap
JacksGap - created by and starring brothers Jack and Finn Harries - is an online blog and video project that was born from a love of travelling and storytelling.
They launched on YouTube in 2012 documenting their travels. By the end of the year the channel had grown so fast that they made the tough decision to delay university so that they could spend more time nurturing the project.
4 years and over 80 videos later, JacksGap has over 4 million subscribers on YouTube.
Jack and Finn are passionate about doing good!
Every year JacksGap and their community embark on a campaign to help raise awareness for a cause. This year that cause is climate change and we're delighted to be working with them to help make as much noise as possible.
How you can make a difference
Make some simple changes
Take our quick carbon footprint calculator to discover your personal impact and how you can help reduce it.
Join the world’s biggest environmental event
Take part in Earth Hour on 19th March 2016 to show that you want to protect our brilliant planet.
It shouldn't be a surprise that Jack and Finn have been working on this... in fact we've all found it hard to keep this under our hats!
Over the last few months we've all been posting photos, videos and updates from the trip on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
In case you missed any of it, here are some of their highlights: