Global Warming in the Arctic - The Melting of Svalbard

Documentary

Incredible amounts of ice are melting in the Arctic and the warmer temperatures have made it possible to sail all the way around the islands of Svalbard – the most northern civilisation of the world. These Arctic islands are the best place to see what happens to nature when global warming spreads.

Global Warming in the Arctic – The Melting of Svalbard

Global Warming in the Arctic – The Melting of Svalbard

In Global Warming in the Arctic– The Melting of Svalbard, a camera man has found a berth on a Russian expedition ship and has persuaded the crew to drop him off at several places around the islands. Completely alone on these harsh coasts he experiences first hand the consequences of global warming on the Arctic environment.

The viewer comes very close to the polar bears that are starving as they have no hunting grounds due to the fast melting ice. The film also shows the walrus, the polar foxes and the many birds, all of whom are feeling the climatic changes.

The complex issue of the effects of global warming becomes very easy to comprehend when you are standing face to face with the largest predator on earth – a starving polar bear!

Director Jan Tandrup
Producer Rikke Lauridsen
Produced by DR
Co-Produced by Tandrup Naturfilm
Duration 28 min.
Year of Production 2007
Original Title Jan-Rundt om Svalbard
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