To many, children happily splashing about in the water is very normal. In Tasiilaq, a town located in southeastern Greenland, people used to rely on dog sledding for transport. Now, because of global warming and melting ice, riverbeds have become a fun playground for children. This has got us thinking: will Greenland become an ideal place to live in one day?
The final product in the Melting Greenland project, the much-anticipated Melting Greenland documentary is set to make its global debut at the World Biodiversity Summit 2022 taking place on 21 September during UNGA 77 (the 77th session of the UN General Assembly) and Climate Week NYC.
A team consisting of Vision Project, United Daily News and O’right, Melting Greenland set off on a 23-day mission across Greenland for an up-close insight into melting glaciers and local lifestyle. Their journey will be made into a documentary to raise awareness on climate change and urge people to take action.
Ever tried stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) on in Arctic waters? O’right’s Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) took on this challenge as he glided across the watery landscape on a stand-up paddleboard amongst icebergs.
Let #MeltingGreenland take you on a jaw-dropping, breathtaking aerial journey over the Greenland landscape.
At Melting Greenland’s campsite by Knud Rasmussen glacier, they charge their cell phones with solar power, cook meals with water nearby…
Our Melting Greenland team visited Arktisk Station (Arctic Station) in Qeqertarsuaq, the oldest research station in Greenland. Dr. Morten Rasch, the scientific leader who has dedicated 30 years to running this research station, shared with the team how the loss of Arctic ice aggravates global warming.
After 23 days trekking across the Arctic, visiting 11 cities, interviewing scientists, former Prime Minister and local residents and witnessing first-hand the impacts of climate change, the Melting Greenland team has returned to Taiwan.
Greenland’s Ilulissat Icefjord is a massive collection of icebergs that have calved from the Sermeq Kujalleq glaciers.
As the team hiked along the Russell Glacier, they marveled at its immensity and beauty, and the marble-like veins across its body caused by glacial erosion, transportation and deposition.
Arctic dogs, an essential part of life and culture on Greenland, are disappearing.
According to the National Climate Center, in June this year, the global average temperature was about 0.4 °C higher than the same period in previous years.
It’s not every day you get the chance to stand on a chunk of glacial ice in the Arctic…
With a population of around 4,000, Ilulissat is the third-largest city in Greenland.