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The Royal Climate Challenge

Production year: 2009 | 1x45' | Genres: Royal
Join the Scandinavian heirs to the throne on their journey to Greenland to learn about the effects of rapid climate changes
Origin country: Denmark
Production company: Plus Pictures ApS
Original title: Kongelig Klima
Original language: Danish
Formats: M&E

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden visits Greenland to see and experience the effects of global warming.

The trip, initiated by Crown Prince Frederik, was an attempt to create media focus on the major climatic developments in the Northern hemisphere; in the arctic the temperature changes twice as fast as elsewhere, causing the ice sheet in Greenland to melt at a rapid rate and global warming continues to create unforeseen environmental transformations for the entire planet.

It is particularly close to the poles that one can distinguish the drastic and tangible developments- where both wildlife and people are being affected by the rapidly changing climate.

In the course of five days the Royals, joined by a group of international scientists, embark on an expedition along the west coast of Greenland aboard the ice patrol ship “Ejner Mikkelsen”. On their journey the Royals visit the Jacobshavn Glacier, a drilling station where ice more than 10,000 years old is brought to the surface and they experience the general splendor of the Greenland nature.
The Royals agree that a possible solution to the climate challenge can be found in the arctic and with the valuable information learned during their trip they realize just how important it is to make sustainable changes in our current way of life.

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This program is featured in the following article(s):

Nordic World goes green (Mar 2011)

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