Daniel Grossman's expedition to Greenland and Iceland is over and the
environmental reporter is eager to share what he saw and heard. Check
out the trip's website, produced in partnership with WBUR in Boston, and see
musk ox, listen to a sled-dog trip and watch a video interview about an
ocean voyage in a Viking-style ship, among many other sights and sounds.
The expedition included a flight to the center of Greenland's ice sheet,
where European researchers struck bottom after seven years of drilling;
a visit to an Inuit village, where Grossman interviewed a 75-year-old
Inuit hunter; an overnight at the headquarters of one of the worldıs strangest
police forces, where he took sled dog trip; a tour of one of the worldıs
most northerly ecological research bases and a lesson on fish bones at
an Viking archeological dig.
The website includes hundreds of photos, interviews with a more than a
dozen scientists who study the climate, wildlife and history of Greenland and
Iceland; and dispatches about Grossman's experiences traveling in
Greenland's backcountry. Poke around the site and discover how
scientists are learning about Earth's climate future by studying its past, what
scientists believe could happen to Northeastern Greenland's high Arctic
habitat as Earth continues to warm up, and how Walt Disney misled
generations of people about the strange habits of the lemming.
Learn more about Greenland