Heat Wave in the Frozen North 

Andrea Hawkes and Daniel Morin are headed for Resolute, on Cornwallis Island. For more than thirty years, this small Inuit community has welcomed research teams from around the world. ... See full summary »

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Andrea Hawkes and Daniel Morin are headed for Resolute, on Cornwallis Island. For more than thirty years, this small Inuit community has welcomed research teams from around the world. Unfortunately, like many villages in the polar circle, Resolute and many of the neighbouring islands have been hit by a wave of pollution amplified by the climate warming that has swept over the planet in the last decade. The inhabitants risk poisoning from the meat and fat of animals affected by toxic chemicals, the by-products of southern industry. This pollution contaminates water in the lakes surrounding Resolute and threatens the lives of the lakes' inhabitants. Under the guidance of Gunther Koch, an Austrian biologist, Andrea and Daniel test its affects on the Arctic char, a fish commonly found in the Far North. Daniel then heads to Truro Island, where he meets a team of climatologists studying the effects of global warming on the ice canopy. Andrea returns to Bylot Island to quantify those same ... Written by Productions Espace Vert

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