Tour of the Arctic (2/2) – from Greenland to Alaska | DW Documentary

Tour of the Arctic (2/2) – from Greenland to Alaska | DW Documentary

Two film crews explore the spectacular wilderness of the Arctic. The people who live there face dramatic changes. Part two takes viewers from East Greenland to Alaska.

The region around the North Pole is one of the greatest and least-known wildernesses in the world – and it’s rapidly changing due to global warming. 350 people, most of them Inuit, live in Ittoqqortoormiit in Greenland. The nearest settlement is on neighboring Iceland. Almost 800 kilometers of Arctic Ocean separate the two islands. The film team accompanies an Inuit family through Scoresby Sound, a fjord system on the eastern coast of Greenland. They travel hundreds of kilometers in small boats through pack ice, passing icebergs as high as skyscrapers. On the way they meet whalers who are hunting for narwhals in summer. In this Inuit culture, narwhal skin and polar bear goulash have ensured survival for thousands of years. Greenpeace and WWF activists want to stop whaling and polar bear hunting – but this poses a threat to the indigenous way of life on Greenland. On the expedition through the world’s largest fjord system, the team learns about the consequences of global warming: melting permafrost and a rapid increase in greenhouse gases. The changes are worrying. Some say they have brought benefits to the far north — the ice breaks up earlier and so too does the hunting season. However, the risks outweigh this benefit. The knowledge and way of life that have been passed down from generation to generation may soon be unsustainable.


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  1. Beach Walk Greece on October 22, 2022 at 9:13 am

    Oh, beautiful Alaska.Thanks for sharing, greetings from Greece!!!❤

  2. Oliver Olover on October 22, 2022 at 9:13 am

    Great documentary! Wow!

  3. Stewart Read on October 22, 2022 at 9:14 am

    Wow, even the locals are dickheads, anything for money…!!
    We do what the government tells us, even if the balloons tell us otherwise.

  4. Maqsood Ahmed on October 22, 2022 at 9:16 am

    My very big wish in my life is, , to tour the places that i love, , i hope someday, , god will provide it to me💖

  5. Beautiful Florida on October 22, 2022 at 9:17 am

    Amazing nature! Fish is so big! Great video, thank you very much!

  6. Gerald Miller on October 22, 2022 at 9:19 am

    The ghastly Trump cult who follow the world’s greatest con man

  7. Adrianna K on October 22, 2022 at 9:19 am

    I’m so sick of these documentaries from dw randomly popping on my queue

  8. T Z on October 22, 2022 at 9:20 am

    The Narwahl and polar bears look so delicious. i guess vegetarians won’t do well in the Arctic.

  9. Na 77 on October 22, 2022 at 9:20 am


  10. JAMES CONE on October 22, 2022 at 9:24 am

    I live in Arizona. In the mountains. We’ve
    Been living through a 20 drought. This year 2022 we’ve gotten so much rain this summer . Been on the mountain since 1995. I truly believe there are just to many humans. The United States are blamed for so much. It’s called Global Warming. Climate change. Or wtf ever .

  11. 蔡宗梁 on October 22, 2022 at 9:25 am


  12. Victoria Pendleton on October 22, 2022 at 9:26 am

    Ask why you are a supporter of Obama?

  13. Norman Delisser on October 22, 2022 at 9:26 am

    All of this climate change i ask you all one ☝️question????? WHO is to be blamed 🌍💭💭💭🤔🤔💭💭💭💭🤔

  14. Shorts on October 22, 2022 at 9:28 am

    If you going Alaska on a tennis shoe that’s totally on you. You get out on the snow or not keep a snow boat right next to you 24/7.

  15. Clued In on October 22, 2022 at 9:29 am

    What amazing beauty

  16. Rodolfo jose Espino on October 22, 2022 at 9:30 am


  17. Penta Comstat on October 22, 2022 at 9:30 am


  18. Mani Y on October 22, 2022 at 9:31 am

    Polar bear goulash? Seriously?

  19. Kimberly Perrotis on October 22, 2022 at 9:31 am

    Wonderful two-part documentary. I like how many different people and groups were included, with their different needs and perspectives. DW always produces such high-quality documentaries.

  20. PdrPhil on October 22, 2022 at 9:34 am

    We’re still a world surviving on fossil fuels…
    Until the infrastructure is converted to green energy , its insane to shut down our most prolific resource in the north..
    Tesla & Ford couldnt replace combustion engines to battery powered if they built nothing but for 20 yrs …
    Wind turbines produce less than 3% of our electricity…
    Solar the same.
    But we are the only country that has purposely shut down our oil industry in favor of Saudi oil…
    Its pure insanity .
    And bending to politicised environmental groups has threatened our security in the world…
    Russia invaded Ukraine because of it wealth from oil…
    While our president goes to Saudi Arabia , asking them to not cut production until midterm elections are over…
    More insanity !
    We protect Saudi Arabia from Iraq & other mid eastern country’s .
    Why ? Their oil !
    Oil we have , but shut down the minute this Biden clown took office…
    Insanity !

  21. Babs Kenedy on October 22, 2022 at 9:34 am

    in everything there is a clear sign that the creator God almighty is One, nice documentry

  22. Deepak Krishnan on October 22, 2022 at 9:36 am

    Chinese has sent the spies at artic also 🫣🫣

  23. Lynn Eschbach on October 22, 2022 at 9:38 am

    Last three years everything has changed??

  24. Emanuel Lawton on October 22, 2022 at 9:40 am

    So much of Alaska is uninhabitable for humans but so much of it is beautiful beyond words.

  25. Rio Brazil Brazilian Samba Shows on October 22, 2022 at 9:41 am

    It is very disturbing watching humans kill whales while polar bears go extinct

  26. Watcher on October 22, 2022 at 9:42 am


  27. Vahiuddin Xec on October 22, 2022 at 9:42 am

    The world is inhabited by different types of people , colour race and religions , but we have to be broadminded to accept and respect all these people.

  28. Sayed Ali on October 22, 2022 at 9:43 am

    Salam brather like love your butyful progress and your very clear attention voice loved tanks take care

  29. Penta Comstat on October 22, 2022 at 9:43 am


  30. Robert Clarke on October 22, 2022 at 9:43 am

    Thank you DW. You never disappoint. You always cover the most important issues in the most impeccable ways

  31. AF Walker on October 22, 2022 at 9:46 am

    The sunset at 24:32 is just beautiful…

  32. Jiahui Luo on October 22, 2022 at 9:46 am

    oh god we are all so fucked

  33. Osias Nocum on October 22, 2022 at 9:47 am

    I hope it’s not a dangerous change in weather..

  34. MCD'S on October 22, 2022 at 9:47 am

    is that….. from the Game of Thrones soundtrack??

  35. conchitina bernardo on October 22, 2022 at 9:47 am

    Pity these beautiful unicorns of the sea . Narwhals

  36. E SIMON on October 22, 2022 at 9:50 am

    Good job. Thank you

  37. Arrie Cohen on October 22, 2022 at 9:51 am

    Not!!! this happens century after century baloney sandwiches are good

  38. Fré-Jan Wills on October 22, 2022 at 9:52 am

    i see this flickering star every day in the Netherlands.
    online someone said this was beqause of the prismatic effect.(flickering in green blue and red.)
    but i don’t believe it since there are only 2 objects in the sky doing this, but other stars that are also low on the horizon never show this flickering.

    does anyone have an idea what this is?

  39. Dennis Fitzgerald on October 22, 2022 at 9:53 am

    Thank goodness for the Canadian Rangers and their attack Helicopters of the North. Keeping those Russians out. Protecting Americans at the very first line. Most Rangers are Native Inuit Eskimos with many Afghanastan Tours. The Talibans were absolutely terrified of the Men from the Snow and ice. Russians know better. The Canadian Rangers are ruthless Killers on the Battlefield! Semper FI !!

  40. CCR TV on October 22, 2022 at 9:54 am

    ✨🌎 Very interesting & difficult Field Reporting ~Excellent Production Values- Good Clear narration 👍

  41. Lilibeth Morales on October 22, 2022 at 9:54 am

    They used this kind of life so its normal for them the ice, the polar bear long winter and so on

  42. Djouhri Souad on October 22, 2022 at 9:56 am

    Very nice 👍 documentarie Laarne a lot 🙏

  43. Alani Ugalde on October 22, 2022 at 9:59 am

    Great documentary to watch while it’s a 110 degrees outside.

  44. Yogi on October 22, 2022 at 9:59 am

    This is an amazing documentary

  45. conchitina bernardo on October 22, 2022 at 10:01 am

    Watching from tropical islands here in Southeast Asia. I do not think I will ever complain that we have no winter , no snow and ice , it can be so terribly hostile .

  46. Peter Staples on October 22, 2022 at 10:01 am

    Through natural climate change, the area’s climate is back to the 1890s like Finland and Svalbard.

  47. Sonia Triana on October 22, 2022 at 10:03 am

    Thank you for such an informational documentary! The narration was great! It would seem that there should not be any surprised reactions to what has slowly been occurring & will continue to occur, as a result of man’s influence, in all parts of the world! But especially in areas where human industry is built one& relies on the reaping the natural resources. We’re responsible bc we depend on & use these natural resources to
    live. We’ve got to make changes NOW, everyone has to be willing to change! Otherwise, we’re going to create a terrible future for our current & future generations!
    We’ve used technology to its extreme & now we need to reverse things – bc even changes today will take a long time to show significant improvement!
    We’re all experiencing drastic weather & humidity changes, that never existed 50 years ago!!

    Thank you for this outstanding show!!

  48. musicmist on October 22, 2022 at 10:04 am

    Polar bear gulash? I didn’t know people ate polar bear meat

  49. Petroni Petroni on October 22, 2022 at 10:11 am

    Jack eat all of the f***** moose 😂

  50. MAXIMOMIASCO vlogs on October 22, 2022 at 10:11 am

    it sad to say,,most humans are number one destroys earth creatures and also the climate change. destroys everything.

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