Future Earth: Journey to the End of the World
September 2006, the sailing ship Tara is about to become trapped by ice in the middle of the inhospitable Arctic Ocean. Her arrival has been timed to coincide with the beginning of the Arctic winter ? when 14 million square kilometres of ocean freezes over and becomes a seriously hostile place. It will also be home to an intrepid team of scientists from all over the world. Drifting around the pole, the Tara will function as a remote scientific to investigate the disappearance of the Arctic perennial Sea-Ice and its consequences. This programme is not another story about the devastation caused by CO2 but rather an attempt to understand how global warming affects the Arctic and how the Arctic influences the rest of the planet.