Laura K. Cowan

MOVIE REVIEW: Frozen Planet's David Attenborough Shows Us The Frozen Poles As We've Never Seen Them

by , 04/25/12

Frozen Planet, David Attenborough, BBC, wildlife documentary, movie review, resource conservation

Frozen Planet will make you view our fair planet with fresh eyes. You will follow the melt of glaciers, not only in a yearly pattern with stunning images of ice sheets dropping one thousand waterfalls into the northern sea, but with satellite images that show a 30 percent drop in Arctic sea ice overall in the last 30 years. And you will follow not just one colony of penguins but half a dozen species through the entire year of changing seasons, as well as a variety of exotic whale species and birds. Even tiny krill feasting on algae released from the underside of melting sea ice doesn’t escape the cameras of Frozen Planet.

Frozen Planet, David Attenborough, BBC, wildlife documentary, movie review, resource conservation

If you’re looking for a way to introduce a child to the wonderful animals of this world, or interested in the bare facts of Arctic and Antarctic climate change without getting into the controversy of contributing causes, Frozen Planet is a wonderful way to fall in love with the Earth all over again while learning how concurrently resilient and fragile life is on this planet and how what happens 5,000 miles away will soon affect us all.

+ BBC’s Frozen Planet

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