Bernice gears up for an expedition across the Greenland Ice-sheet all the way north to Qaanaaq a remote Inuit community. She’s keen to find out just what the scientists on the ground are finding out, how fast the Greenland ice-sheet is melting, and what effect this could have on global ocean currents that drive our weather systems.
Understanding the potential domino effect starts with an expedition to S10 camp where Prof Alun Hubbard and a team of researcher are conducting detailed measurement of the Greenland Ice-sheet. Check out this landing!
What is the Equilibrium line and why is this so important? Click here for more info.
Bernice heads out across the lower foothills to explore a mysterious black substance called Cryoconite which is forming a black layer, absorbing heat, and further accelerating the rate of melt of the ice-sheet. What is Cryoconite?
Further north, well known glaciologist Jason Box is studying the rate of melt of major glaciers that are being impacted by warming ocean temperatures, that are affecting the rate of melt by upto 100 x faster than warming air temperatures. Meet Jason Box.
Meet Tim Lenton who joins Bernice to travel o the edge of the sea ice. Tim Lenton talks about the Tipping Point Theory.
Far North Tim and Bernice travel by dogsled to the edge of the sea ice to explore the rate of changes impacting the native Inuit people, and the domino effect this may have on the air-conditioning system of our planet.