Kyle Elliott (NRS), Canada Research Chair in Arctic Ecology is in Tianjin, China to participate in the Annual Meeting of the New Champions of the World Economic Forum (WEF). In 2017, Kyle was named by the WEF one of the best scientists in the world under the age of 40. The theme of this year’s meeting is the need for global collaboration in the 4th Industrial Revolution.
“I hope that those I speak with will take away the need for global, especially Circumpolar, collaboration to protect the Arctic Ocean and its wildlife. Increased industrialization will lead to environmental challenges in the Arctic, such as increased shipping, the effects of climate change and long range transport of pollution--but may also provide creative solutions to these challenges.”