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A person walks through a puddle in Shismaref, Alaska.

The Big Melt

Life in the changing Arctic

The Arctic is feeling the effects of rapid climate change more quickly than anyplace else on the planet. That's bad news for the four million people who live in the region, and the seven billion of us who don't. Because what happens in the Arctic doesn't stay in the Arctic.

The Big Melt: Life in the changing Arctic explores the science of climate change in the north and the lives of the people who are living through those changes.

The series is a partnership between The World and the Threshold Podcast, whose second season Cold Comfort is all about the Arctic.

Our guide is Threshold host and creator Amy Martin.

This series is supported with funding from the Pulitzer Center.

(Image Credit: Nick Mott) 

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