• The final race of Season One will take Extreme E to South America, to the Tierra Del Fuego.

    Some of the most important consequences of global climate change have been observed in the glaciers and permafrost areas of South America.

    Mountain glaciers and the ecosystems that depend on them are amongst the most sensitive to climate change and are disappearing fast. 

  • Tierra del Fuego is in the most southern part of Patagonia. The area is known as one of the world’s final frontiers and this breathtaking spot in Patagonia is home to the town of Ushuaia, often referred to as ‘the end of the world’ due to its location at the very tip of South America, with Antarctica to the South.

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    Tierra del Fuego is in the most southern part of Patagonia. The area is known as one of the world’s final frontiers and this breathtaking spot in Patagonia is home to the town of Ushuaia, often referred to as ‘the end of the world’ due to its location at the very tip of South America, with Antarctica to the South.

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    THE PROBLEM
    The most noticeable impacts of climate change in Patagonia are the fast glacier margin recession, thinning of the ice cover, elevation of the regional snowline, and the reduction of Andean areas under permafrost conditions. Small mountain glaciers and ice caps are vanishing all over the Andean ranges, from Venezuela to Tierra del Fuego.

    At the present rate of ice recession, most, if not all of the cirque glaciers in Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego will disappear during the next two decades, and both valley glaciers and the Patagonian ice sheets will be severely reduced as well.

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    11-12DECEMBER 2021

    GLACIER X PRIX
    A remote location in the Argentine Patagonian region of Tierra Del Fuego will host the Glacier X Prix when Season 1 gets underway in 2021.

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    Extreme E LEGACY
    The Extreme E Scientist Committee is looking into possible Legacy Initiatives for Tierra Del Fuego which will be announced over the coming months.