NASA recently recorded low Arctic sea ice, which is declining at a rate of 13.1% per decade. And today's guests aptly describe the Arctic as the ground zero of global warming, as three quarters of our planet's freshwater is frozen, and it is melting fast.
So I'm honoured to introduce you to the Arctic's two biggest activists, Melissa Schäfer and Fredrick Granath, who are photographer and producer partners in life and work. They are based in Stockholm, London, which is a Norwegian Arctic town in Svalbard region and the world.
They are also the authors of a new book called Polar Tales. A book that brings their fieldwork, Arctic documentation, and the fascinating story of the polar bear to beautiful life.
Melissa and Fredrick have seen first hand the detrimental effects of climate change on the ice with polar bear populations and other wildlife in decline.
Today is a message from Melissa and Fredrick direct from the polar bear, that we are all connected wherever we are in the world and that we are at the tipping point of climate change. But we are here today to share stories, to inspire and to ignite action to turn this around.
Visit Melissa and Fredrick at The Mother Bear where you can find out more about expeditions or buy their book.
You can also follow Melissa and Fredrick on their Instagram pages for beautiful imagery, climate news and stories.
I hope you enjoy this episode.