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We are on the brink of Climate Crisis. There are empirical evidences of changing climate across the planet. The worst affected regions that are facing the brunt of climate change are the Cryospheric regions of the world (Arctic, Antarctic and the Himalayas) and also the Oceans. The Arctic sea ice cover has declined over 30 percent in the recent years and the region is also noticing rapid thawing of Permafrosts, while a report suggests that at least a third of the Himalayan glaciers are expected to melt by the end of this century. Our oceans are becoming warmer and also acidic. Concerns on climate change and its impact on land, environment and mankind has been growing lately. These changes impose new form of challenges.
But how do scientists reach such conclusions? Climate science, like all science, is a process of carefully collecting observations and data and further analysing to publish results. Ever wondered how do scientists gather these scientific data? We do have a pre conceived notion that scientists are people who wear lab coats, mix chemicals, working in front of computers etc, but in reality scientists today are using some of the cutting edge technology and braving some of the harshest conditions on this planet only to investigate these effects of changing climate. Conducting any scientific research activities in some of these regions are extremely difficult due to its harsh climatic conditions, undulating and inaccessible terrain, and the remoteness of field sites. Working in extreme environments does present some daunting challenges. Be it battling the freezing Antarctic temperatures or walking on dangerous glaciers at almost 17000 ft, in the Himalayas, today’s scientists with exploratory instincts are reaching unimaginable frontiers.
The film takes you on a journey documenting these scientists conducting research in the Arctic, Himalayas and the Southern Ocean and them experiencing some life threatening situations, in order to get the scientific data.