The Arctic is like the air conditioning for the Northern Hemisphere. If it goes away, that’s going to change currents, that’s going to change weather patterns, that’s going to make floods and droughts more catastrophic. It’s the most dramatic transformation of a large environment ever.
Dr. Enric Sala National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence
Enric Sala is a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence actively engaged in exploration, research and communications to advance ocean policy and conservation. His more than 100 scientific publications are widely recognized and used for real-world conservation efforts, such as the creation of marine reserves. Sala obtained his Ph.D. in ecology from the University of Aix-Marseille, France.