Arctic Vignettes

From the fate of the iconic polar bear to global warming, what happens in the Arctic, affects all inhabitants of the planet. It’s a cold fact: the ice is melting, which in turn is speeding global warming. Open water absorbs far more heat from the sun than highly reflective ice. Jane witnessed these changes aboard Canada’s largest icebreaker the CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent navigating the Northwest Passage. The vessel’s principal missions are science and seabed mapping.

Director – Jane Kokan. Editor – Werner Dieter Thomas.