Skip to main content

Searching for the 'Secrets in the Ice'

updated 7:27 AM EST, Thu November 29, 2012
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • One-hour CNN special follows scientists conducting vital research in Greenland
  • CNN's Fred Pleitgen joins German team on aerial surveys and ice-core drilling missions
  • Greenland has second largest ice mass in the world but has witnessed alarming melt recently

(CNN) -- Greenland's ice sheet is the second largest ice mass in the world, but it's melting at an alarming rate say climate researchers.

Understanding why these changes are happening will be vital to informing how we react and adapt to global warming.

In a one-hour special, CNN's Fred Pleitgen follows a team from Germany's Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research as they develop new methods of mapping changes taking place to the frozen landscape.

From airborne surveys to ice-core drilling, "Secrets in the Ice" offers a unique insight into the work of researchers at the front line of climate science and a stunning glimpse at one of nature's most beautiful wildernesses.

Watch exclusively on CNN International on Saturday December 1 at 09:00 & 20:00 and Sunday December 2 at 02:00 and 10:00. ALL TIMES GMT

ADVERTISEMENT
Part of complete coverage on
updated 8:13 AM EDT, Tue July 16, 2013
More than two million people are dying every year from the effects of outdoor air pollution, according to a new study.
updated 8:28 AM EDT, Fri July 12, 2013
What's better than fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables? How about fresh, locally-grown, free fruits and vegetables, all within an easy walk of your home or office?
updated 6:17 AM EDT, Mon July 8, 2013
Living amid the garbage-strewn sewage canals, residents of Haiti's Cite Soleil endure a grim battle for survival every single day.
updated 9:35 AM EDT, Wed July 10, 2013
In just 12 years Vietnam cut the country's malnutrition rate in half by investing in small scale farming. Now other countries are following suit.
updated 9:32 AM EDT, Thu July 4, 2013
We're all familiar with the phrase "waste not, want not," but how well are we applying these words today?
updated 10:13 AM EDT, Thu June 27, 2013
Sodo, known as Haiti's sacred heart, is one of the few remaining forests in the country.
Take a look into CNN Special Correspondent Philippe Costeau's photo diary of how Haiti can break a vicious cycle of deforestation.
updated 12:10 PM EDT, Fri October 31, 2014
Philippe Cousteau recalls his grandfather's advice and asks how you'd like to look at the ocean in 10 years' time -- with regret or awe.
updated 11:07 AM EDT, Wed March 27, 2013
We need to rebuild the ocean's abundance, variety and vitality. Without such action, our own future is bleak, say marine scientists.
updated 6:27 AM EDT, Fri March 22, 2013
Getting water to every person on the planet can and should be done by 2030, argues WaterAid's Chief Executive Barbara Frost.
updated 11:50 AM EDT, Wed March 20, 2013
This deep-sea angler fish was collected from a submersible. Just 3 inches long but fierce-looking, it has a long spine tipped with bioluminescent tissue that it can dangle in front of its mouth.
Oceans cover more than two-thirds of our planet producing half of the oxygen we breathe and helping regulate our climate.
updated 6:57 AM EST, Fri March 8, 2013
Global warming has propelled Earth's climate from one of its coldest decades since the last ice age to one of its hottest -- in just one century.
updated 4:07 AM EDT, Tue July 17, 2012
Dressed in a wet suit, air tanks on his back is an image of Jacques Cousteau most people would recognize. But he was also an inventive genius.
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT