King Harald V of Norway concluded his state visit to Washington and Alaska on Wednesday in Anchorage by stressing his message of concern over warming in the Arctic, Alaska Dispatch News reports.
“Research and accurate data is essential in our struggle,” he said at a luncheon meeting of the Alaska World Affairs Council. “Without it, we will never understand the complexity of our region.”
He shared a quote from the polar explorer Roald Amundsen, who observed that most of what people call luck is a matter of preparation. The king urged the audience to promote learning as much about the Arctic climate as possible.
“Let no stone be left unturned,” he said. “Be well prepared and you will have good luck”, he said according to Alaska Dispatch News.