Delighted to have presented the latest expeditions at the GLOBE Forum 2018 in Vancouver - a wonderful platform. The theme of the conference is 'Disrupting Business as Usual'. That is precisely what our Euro-Arabian Expedition aims to do by inspiring everyone to think twice about their perceptions. Lots of shock in the room about the precarious state of Arctic Ocean sea ice.
My big takeaway from the conference came from Emily Penn's talk about ocean plastics. Of 39 toxins banned by the UN that come from plastic she found 27 present when testing her own blood. This coupled with the news today from the BBC that plastic fragments were found in all brands of bottled water sold within the UK has really hit home with me.