Canada is an incredibly beautiful country. There are vast wildernesses barely touched by people. Parts of it that are still truly wild. But if you truly want to experience the wilds of Canada you have to go North. That’s what this episode is all about. TBH I have always wanted to explore the “wild, wild North”.
The Arctic is one of the most unique places on the planet The Arctic is also home to some of the most fragile ecosystems on the planet. Very specific environmental conditions are necessary to keep it in balance and its particularly vulnerable to rising temperatures… which makes sense… you know, seeing as its defining feature is how singularly cold it is? It’s ground zero for a lot of global warming phenomena; that melting ice cap? Rising Sea levels? Thawing permafrost? We all feel the ripples of these changes, but they make up the very foundation of the arctic ecosystem.
I guess because it’s so far away from where most Canadians live, we don’t think about it that much. It might as well be a totally separate snowy planet in a galaxy far far away…
Since I can’t make it up there myself, I think it’s time to do some at-home research and make a few long-distance calls to way up there!