The Antarctic Sea is a key engine of the Earth’s climate. It triggers a continuous exchange between the polar cold and the excess heat of the most populated areas of the planet, thus keeping temperatures at levels that make life possible. Today global warming could compromise this global compensation process. We sailed to Antarctica with a team of scientists to find an answer to the question: Is this catastrophe really going to happen?
Sardar Sarovar Dam: is the name of the largest in the thirty dams built in India as a reservoir for rainwater. The government, according to which the water reserve is needed to disperse the 20 million inhabitants of the Gugarat desert, should have ensured that all those living at the dam were provided with safe house and land to cultivate. The truth is that many villages have been flooded with water and many suspect that the real beneficiaries will be the large industrial complexes and elite tourist structures.
From Norway to the European Arctic: with the Nordlys postal boat on the way to the “essential”. In front of us an endless mountain range that rushes to the ocean from the Polar Circle to the vertiginous Lyng Alps, the “hem of the world” for Vikings that rarely dare to push on.”It’s great to go to Europe, but only for the holidays. It’s too tight” Ironically said Hans Haugli, with the gaze fixed over the helm.”When I go to the mountains or to fish in Norway it’s different, I do not see people for weeks – I’m the King.”
It is the Shatabdi Express, the train, to hold together many different cultures in the world’s largest democracy. The train in India is a reference for everyone: it also awaits those who do not take it because, in addition to people, brings money and hope. It is a machine of the future that travels in an ancestral world. The tracks become a kaleidoscope of multicolored costumes and civilizations.
Over the past 150 years the most dramatic glacial retreat. Three-quarters of Swiss glaciers will disappear over the next decades. No more excuses for tourists who love the mountains of Grindelwald. From today, the “Jungfrau Climate Guide”, a pocketbook available also in the form of Iphone application, invites tourists to travel by train rather than by car and helps them see with their own eyes the tangible effects of climate change, capable of compromising the sustainability and attractiveness of the mountain.