KlimaTV – Arktis/Antarktis

Climate change in the Antarctic

Climate change in the Antarctic

28:25 | Few places on Earth are as remote as the German research facility Neumayer Station III. The scientists who work at this outpost in Antarctica are studying the effects of climate change — under extreme conditions.

We’re melting the Arctic and reviving deadly germs

We’re melting the Arctic and reviving deadly germs

3:25 | As plants and animals in the Arctic die, some of them become preserved in this permafrost. But as human activity releases greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, the permafrost is starting to thaw and shrink.

Melting ice – the future of the Arctic

Melting ice – the future of the Arctic

42:25 | Climate change in the Arctic is fueling not only fear, but also hope. Sea levels will rise and flood many regions. But the melting ice will also expose new land with reserves of oil, gas and minerals.

Pompeo’s CIA (Climate Insanity Again!)

Pompeo’s CIA (Climate Insanity Again!)

15:47 | Most of the Arctic Council agreed that Climate Change was a clear and present danger that required extremely careful stewardship. But Mike Pompeo represented a voice of dissent that effectively scuppered any progress.

Greenland Ice Sheet : Is it stable?

Greenland Ice Sheet : Is it stable?

12:05 | The Greenland Ice Sheet has been on a rapid downward spiral for at least a couple of decades, but in 2018 it seemed to begin recovering. This week we look at what happened and whether or not this is good news for the future.

Arctic Ice Loss – why we should care

Arctic Ice Loss – why we should care

13:55 | The earth’s ecosystems are constantly and relentlessly shifting as a result of the carbon that the human species spews out every year. One of the most influential and potentially catastrophic of these systems is the sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean.

Insight: Climate Change – Part II

Insight: Climate Change – Part II

10:06 | The Insight finds how will the policies of now President-elect Donald Trump affect the world’s climate? And is it too late to undo the damage done to the Arctic?

Insight: Climate Change – Part I

Insight: Climate Change – Part I

15:11 | The Insight finds how will the policies of now President-elect Donald Trump affect the world’s climate? And is it too late to undo the damage done to the Arctic?

Rising Seas: How Fast, How Far?

Rising Seas: How Fast, How Far?

31:32 | Observations show that the seas are indeed rising, and that the rise in the 20th Century is unique in the context of the previous millennia.

Arctic Ice Art displayed in Paris

Arctic Ice Art displayed in Paris

2:34 | On the occasion of COP 21, the artists Olafur Eliasson and Minik Rosing brought 12 blocks of ice, harvested from free-floating icebergs in a fjord outside Nuuk, Greenland, to Place du Panthéon, Paris.

Cold Rush? The Changing Arctic

Cold Rush? The Changing Arctic

14:41 | Will melting sea ice lead to a rush for development in the oil, gas and mineral rich Arctic ? Might this lead to conflict and to serious consequences for the environment?