It's the southernmost landmass. And it's seeing changes.
The Antarctic, home to endemic wildlife like penguins. Global warming is causing changes at the South Pole, including higher temperatures and ice melt. Its future remains in question in the face of climate change - with planetary implications.
Our planet is full of remote and risky places — and some people will do anything to protect them or unlock their secrets. From researchers uncovering hidden ecosystems in Antarctica to park rangers in Africa who risk their lives to defend wildlife, we take a journey to some of the harshest corners of the globe.
Antarctica may be the driest and coldest continent on Earth, but it's home to a surprising diversity of life. In fact, many of these hardy creatures are found nowhere else on our planet. Now scientists are in a race against time to assemble a catalogue of life and protect the frozen continent's extraordinary ecosystems.
What would life on the planet look like under 3-degree warming? We travel to one location on each of the Earth's continents to explore the impacts of climate change – and find out what communities are doing in response. On part 1: Massive changes on Antarctica, bush fires in Australia, drought and water scarcity in Africa, and green living in Europe.