Researching Antarctica takes us on an extraordinary journey to the Australian research station Casey on the world’s southernmost continent, where scientists look for clues in the ancient ice. Clues that will teach us new ways to decode today’s climate.
Most recently groundbreaking scientific discoveries have scientists believe that even the massive, central East-Antartic ice-sheet may be affected by climate change and begin to melt.
But ice core drilling is not the only way to analyse the role of Antarctica in the global climate system. Studies of the Adélie penguins and their remains also provide valuable clues to the understanding of climate changes.
The film portrays the immense beauties of the remote continent and analyses the climate changes that all too soon will affect us all.