National Geographic meets Dion Poncet, a man who grew up visiting Antartica when he was a boy.
His Mum and Dad adventured around the world when they were younger and spent a lot of time in Antarctica. Dion was actually born on the South Georgia Island in the region and spent his youth seeing the wondrous landscapes of the icy continent. Tragically though, many of his favourite places that he explored as a child have now disappeared, due to man-made climate change.
We get to see footage of some of the places that he visited as a child and we also see how they’ve changed over the decades. At the end of the video, we learn that Dion has decided to move away from the region, saying that it’s hardly recognisable from the place he knew in his youth. For many of us, it can be hard to fully understand the rate of climate change and the immediate impact that it’s having on the artic. This video gives us a fascinating, yet tragic, look into the real impact that global warming is having on the region.
National Geographic|The Big Meltdown|Documentary
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