SEASON TWO: COLD COMFORT

The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of planet, and that has big consequences for all of us. But satellite images of melting sea ice don't begin to tell the whole story. Four million people live in the Arctic, and they’ve been dealing with the effects of climate change for decades. We wanted to hear from them in this pivotal moment — when the ground is literally shifting beneath their feet.

For Threshold season two, we went on a circumpolar journey to find out what the Arctic is, how it’s changing, and why that matters.

We traveled on four-wheelers and fishing boats, bush planes and dog sleds. We camped out on the Greenland ice sheet with a team of scientists and hung out with Inuit rock stars in Canada. We visited all eight Arctic countries, and we discovered countless stories unfolding in the far north. Climate change is just the tip of the iceberg.


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What is the Arctic, anyway? Like, is it the North Pole, or the South? Do penguins live there? Polar bears? What about people? Take the short quiz we made with PRI’s The World here.


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