NBC News Presents Future Earth

Season 1 Episode 2

Journey to the End of the World

Aired Unknown Apr 05, 2010 on NBC
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Journey to the End of the World
It's an expedition without parallel - sail to the top of the world and set anchor on an angry, icy sea. Then, spend 6 months of eternal Polar night aboard a marooned vessel, months fraught with the peril of polar bear attacks and 50-degree-below-zero temperatures. But this international expedition has a higher purpose then mere adventure. Its mission: find out why the world?s climate machine - our North Pole - is melting - and doing so at an alarmingly fast rate. Journey to the End of the World is an in-your-face, adventure film that utilizes gripping footage shot during the expedition, state of the art CGI and expert interviews. It takes viewers on a long day?'s journey into night - and to a forsaken place that may well determine our planet?s future. When all is said and done, this expedition provides scientific researchers with new data that enables them to better determine the rate of the Arctic Ocean ice's melt. And the results they gather is nothing short of astounding.moreless

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