John Vaillant is a journalist and author based in Vancouver, B.C. A “new” Canadian, He moved here with his wife in 1998. His books include, the Golden Spruce, the Tiger and the Jaguar’s Children, all of which deal with collisions between human ambition and the natural world. He believes that climate change is the most pressing issue facing our planet, and this journey presents an opportunity to confront this new reality with an open heart and an open mind. The high Arctic is a landscape he has always dreamed of seeing, and he is really excited to meet everyone!