Greenland, "Green Country" of the Vikings, carries a misleading name.
In winter or summer, most of this autonomous region of Denmark, four times larger than France, is covered with a thick armor of ice.
We believe ice to be inert, but in truth moves.
And in Greenland its own weight drags it towards the sea.
Lately, this movement has tended to accelerate sharply, which over time will affect the level of the oceans.
Each of us contributes to making this island the green country that it was thousands of years ago.
All around the world, millions of people risk paying dearly for this resurrection.
The Ice Planet series
The Ice Planet series invites us to a spectacular journey of discovery of the most exceptional glaciers in the world.
They have survived for billions of years, but do they still have a future?
Threatened by climate change, they “melt” at an alarming rate.
Why this choice?
Beautiful images and a scientific adventure take us where –almost—no one has gone before: inside the ice.
In following scientists who try to understand the evolution of the ice pack, we understand better the stakes of global warming and the consequences of the fast disappearing of this thick coat of ice.
Director : Vincent Amouroux
Production : ARTE France /MONA LISA Production /Productions NOVA MEDIA /Universcience / CNRS Images / IRD/ 2014
Year : 2014
Country : France
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