Once-Jailed Veteran Climate Activist Gets Back to Work Thanks to Greta Thunberg

55-year-old climate activist Paul Ruzycki was jailed for two months in 2013 for trying to stop oil exploration in the Arctic. When he was released, he put decades of climate activism on hold. 'It seemed like an uphill battle all the time,' Ruzycki explains. 'The governments, and the leaders, and people weren't listening.' But when he saw teen activist Greta Thunberg on the news one day, everything changed. 'It kind of woke me up again,' he says. 'Maybe there's some hope for the young people.' Now Ruzycki is on his 20th trip to the Arctic with Greenpeace, where he works as an ice navigator. Their mission: to gather biodiversity data and assess the impact of climate change there. 2020's minimum extent, or the extent of sea ice coverage at the end of the Arctic summer melting period, was dismal — just 1.44 million square miles. This video "Once-Jailed Veteran Climate Activist Gets Back to Work Thanks to Greta Thunberg", first appeared on https://nowthisnews.com.