We have both been quite sick, just like a bad cold, since we came back from the Arctic.
This gave me a crazy book idea:
Two people get infected by some Arctic virus. Viruses can often control the “host” behavior to improve their chances of survival and this virus makes them suddenly care a lot about the Arctic. They unknowingly spread the virus in the lower 48 and other parts of the world and suddenly everyone starts to care about the Arctic and starts working on mitigating climate change. This virus ends up saving the world!