On view September 30 - March 4


What's the only technology at scale that can effectively battle climate change? Pristine oceans and their ecosystems.

Meet National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala. Learn how Sala and his teams protect the few ecosystems where the ocean is virtually untouched by humans. From the shark-rich waters of Coco Island, Costa Rica, to the iceberg-studded sea off Franz Josef Land, Russia—keeping these ecosystems pristine keeps atmospheric carbon dioxide absorbed and at bay.

Together, let's reach 30% by 2030, the UN's goal of protecting 30% of our planet—including the oceans' ecosystems we depend on, not just for clean water, but to absorb our excess carbon pollution until we've changed our behavior for good.