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‘Extreme Science’ with Philippe Cousteau

Ecologist and explorer Philippe Cousteau will be taking viewers to the Arctic to study global warming in CNN documentary ‘Extreme Science’

Philippe Cousteau, grandson of the famed ecologist Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau, will take viewers to one of the coldest places on Earth – the Arctic – to study the effects of global warming in the premiere of ‘Extreme Science’ on CNN International.

The programme documents the research conducted at Catlin Ice Base, as Cousteau and the team test the salinity levels and acidification of the water, among other experiments. Viewers will also witness how the scientists try to maintain the plane runway, prepare themselves for the event of polar bear attack, and attempt to operate in temperatures that are regularly 40 degrees below zero. Cousteau will be conducting a live Facebook chat during the first show, giving viewers the chance to ask him about the expedition, global warming, working in freezing temperatures, and whether or not he got attacked by polar bears.

The second programme of the two-part series – ‘Going Green: Green Pioneers’ – airs on Saturday, 23rd July on CNN International.

When: 9pm, Saturday, 16th July

Where: CNN International

Cost: Free

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