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Our poles are some of Earth’s last remaining wildernesses. And just as we’re starting to understand these extraordinary places, they’re changing fast. As our planet warms, the polar ice melts. This speeds up global warming because reflective ice is replaced with dark water that absorbs more heat. We can still save our planet's ice if we transition to renewable energy and limit our planet's warming to 1.5 °C.

Explore our frozen worlds

How To Save Our Frozen Worlds

Sir David Attenborough explains how the switch to renewable energy could save polar bears and give us all clean air to breathe.

Our Planet | Glacier | Clip | Netflix

Watch this clip of a breakaway iceberg the size of a skyscraper which generates a colossal tidal wave.

Behind the Scenes of Our Planet's Walrus shoot

Scientist Anatoly Kochnev helped film dramatic scenes of mass gatherings of walrus. Hear his witness statement.

Why Do We Need Ice?

There are three types of polar ice: sea ice, land ice and permafrost. They are all melting, and the faster they melt, the faster our climate changes.


Behind the Scenes of Our Planet - Narwhal

Below the sea ice exists some of our planet’s most unique whales. The Our Planet crew battled Arctic conditions to film the elusive narwhal.

Soaring to New Heights for Antarctic Whales 🐋

WWF is using drone photography to measure the weight of humpback whales to better understand the health of the population and the risks they face under a changing climate…

Humpback whale feeding off Cape Town
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