Examining the Global Environment through Polar Research *RERUN
Tokyo's Tama area is home to numerous research institutes. We will bring you 2 special episodes from Tama surrounding the topic of "Understanding the Current State of the Earth and the Universe." In Part 1, visit the National Institute of Polar Research where they conduct studies on the Arctic and Antarctic regions. The icy polar regions are places most affected by global warming. Discover the present state of the global environment through the melting of ice and the ecosystem of the polar regions. Furthermore, ice in this area contains air trapped inside from tens of thousands of years ago providing information about the past climate changes. We will explore the future of our planet by examining the history of our global environment dating back hundreds of thousands of years.
The Aurora Theater projecting actual images from original data