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.
On a voyage from Antarctica to Bremerhaven, the Polarstern's team of scientists and students are trying to better understand why water temperatures are rising in the deep ocean. The students (all talented scientists themselves) are learning how to monitor changes in the ocean and climate — methods they can take to their home countries, which are already feeling the impacts of climate change.
How will life on Earth change under 3-degree warming? We journey to one location on each of our planet's continents to discover the far-reaching consequences of climate change — and find out how communities are responding. On part 1: Dramatic changes in Antarctica, bushfires in Australia, drought and water scarcity in Africa and living green in Europe.
We take a look at what goes in to preparing the food that astronauts eat on board the International Space Station. A group of students attempt to grow vegetables in space, and we meet a scientist in Antarctica cultivating crops which may one day feed astronauts headed to Mars.
Bugs can be found from the bitterly cold Antarctic to the searing hot Sahara Desert, and just about everywhere in between. They've survived several mass extinctions and at least some insect species will also survive our current assault on them. But despite their tenacity and abundance, the one place you won't find many insects is at the seaside. Here's why.