Paul Nicklen, the only Canadian photographer for National Geographic magazine, is to present a talk in Toronto this year on November 11 and 12 at Roy Thomson Hall. Nicklen,44, a former biologist whose home is Nanaimo, BC, says that climate change is at the heart of every project he proposes and each lecture he gives; he therefore find his constant travel ironic.
“I like to be quiet in nature,” he [said in an interview with the Toronto Star], on a rare two-week visit home. “When I’m on assignment in a remote area, I’m happy — not just on airplanes increasing my carbon footprint and trying to get my message out about climate change.
“It’s what I’m constantly trying to remind people through my visual storytelling,” he says. “Nothing really matters if we lose the ice on those polar systems.”