PBS NewsHour

Ivette Feliciano

The Arctic is warming up at near-record velocity, twice as quick as the remainder of the planet on account of local weather change, in keeping with the recently-released Arctic Report Card 2020. Shrinking sea ice opens up the inhospitable far North to extra human exercise and previous Cold War rivalry. Special Correspondent Benedict Moran and video journalist Jorgen Samso report on the ‘new cold war’ from Nunavut, Canada.

  • Hari Sreenivasan:

    This week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration launched its annual Arctic Report Card exhibiting that the Arctic is warming at an unprecedented fee. Scientists measured temperatures final yr that was the second-highest in additional than 100 years.

    The hotter local weather is thawing permafrost and inflicting sea ice and land-based glaciers to soften extra quickly. It’s additionally creating extra open water and human exercise, like industrial delivery, oil exploration, and even tourism. The new frontier can also be behind a resurgence of Arctic geopolitical rivalry. Special correspondent Benedict Moran and video journalist Jorgen Samso report on the brand new chilly battle from Nunavut, Canada. This phase is a part of our on-going sequence: Peril and Promise, the Challenge of Climate Change.

  • Benedict Moran:

    This is Rankin Inlet, within the northwest of Hudson Bay, excessive up within the Canadian Arctic. Temperatures are frigid, nicely beneath minus 40 levels Fahrenheit.

    But, inside this tent, Canadian army diver Anmolpreet Grewal is on the brink of go swimming.

  • Upsot:

    When he goes in, maintain again for the entire dive.

  • Benedict Moran:

    There are dive groups from throughout. France, Canada, Belgium, Finland, and the United States.

  • Benedict Moran:

    Above the ice, the crew watches a distant feed of divers swimming right down to the underside. Above them is 4 and a half toes of ice.

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