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Arctic Circle - Episode Two: Battle for the Pole

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Climate change is hitting the Arctic harder and faster than any other region on Earth. Although the North may seem remote from the population centres of the world, this is where the impact of human activity – sensitive ecosystems forever altered by climate change – is felt the most.

Shot in HD, in some of the world's most desolate and stunning locations, Arctic Circle marries dramatic footage with hard science and striking computer graphics to tell the story of climate change as nobody has seen it before.

Episode 2 introduces us to some of the people racing to pump oil and gas from beneath the Arctic seabed. For the engineers constructing ice-breaking tankers and the crew on the world's northernmost oil rig, this race is all about excitement, opportunity and new frontiers.

2009, 42 min 59 s

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