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Arctic Mission

The Great Adventure (#102)

Filmmaker Jean Lemire and his crew undertake a five-month, 21,000-kilometer voyage to record the impact of global warming on the Arctic. [52 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: The Arctic Mission is a scientific and filmmaking expedition through the fragile but treacherous Arctic ice. This breathtakingly beautiful environment has become the first victim of global warming. Like other coastal populations around the world, the people and animals of the North have had to adapt. But at what price?

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  • Climate on the Edge (#101)

    This program takes an objective look at the global warming issue through interviews with leading experts: climatologist Jean Jouzel, oceanographer Eddy Carmack, computer modelling expert Francis Zwiers and glaciologist Fritz Koerner. [52 minutes]

  • Lords of the Arctic (#103)

    Through its extraordinary footage of polar bears, thick-billed murres, bowhead whales, muskox and caribou, Lords of the Arctic permits us to observe the impact of climate change on the wildlife of the North. [52 minutes]

  • People of the Ice (#104)

    For over 4,000 years, the Inuit have lived in harmony with their Arctic environment. In this frozen landscape, survival depends on a deep understanding of the natural world. People of the Ice looks at climate change through the eyes of Inuit from several generations. [52 minutes]

  • Washed Away (#105)

    Climatologists fear that global warming will cause ocean levels to rise so drastically that whole islands will be submerged. In Washed Away, we meet two island communities struggling to prevent the disappearance of land they have lived on for centuries. [52 minutes]

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