Climate and Connections:
How the polar regions fit into the global picture
Climate and Connections is about the role the polar regions plays in the global climate system. Films range from a TED talk about why changing sea ice in the Arctic matters to time lapse footage of a research cruise in the Antarctic.
Featured longer film:
Secrets Beneath the Ice
Secrets Beneath the Ice explores whether Antarctica's climate past can offer clues to what may happen. NOVA follows a state-of-the-art expedition that is drilling three-quarters of a mile into the Antarctic seafloor. The drill is recovering rock cores that reveal intimate details of climate and fauna from a time in the distant past when the Earth was just a few degrees warmer than it is today. As researchers grapple with the harshest conditions on the planet, they discover astonishing new clues about Antarctica's past—clues that carry ominous implications for coastal cities around the globe. (53 minutes)