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Breaking the ice

Duration: 02:52

Scientist Faye Hicks describes the devastation that can be unleashed when the frozen rivers of the Canadian Arctic thaw in the springtime. Faye and her team are trying to learn more about how this dramatic process unfolds.

Available since: Mon 6 Feb 2012


Series Producer
Vanessa Berlowitz
David Attenborough
David Attenborough
Dan Rees
Barnaby Taylor

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Frozen Planet On Thin Ice

7/7 David Attenborough investigates the effects of rising temperatures at the polar regions.

First broadcast: 07 Dec 2011

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