Expedition with Steve Backshall

Our Friend in the West: Wendy Darke warns that the natural world is at risk

Wendy Darke

There was a moment when I realised that everything had changed. I’d sent a team to the Arctic to attempt to paddle the world’s largest fjord system two months earlier than would have been possible at the start of my career – because all the ice had melted.

Over 30 years, I’ve had a front-row seat as our rapidly changing climate pushes the natural world to the brink of collapse.