It’s not just that the ocean is absorbing more heat than at any point over the last 10,000 years, and that its levels are rising. It’s also becoming more acidic. Its very chemical composition is changing. Ecosystems will be reordered, currents altered.
The next big destination on Pugh's record-setting Five Swims for One Reason expedition is Moscow, where he will attempt to convince Russia to spearhead an effort to create a Ross Sea Marine Protected Area.