Imagine that all your friends who live and die by weed got together
to make a documentary with a bunch of scientists who live and die by weed. You
might have something like Expedition to the End of the World on your
I don’t think the scientists featured here are high (though who can
say?), but there’s a sort of single mindedness that the truly intelligent
possess that makes them seem as if they’re on a different wavelength—and kind
All kidding aside, Expedition to the End of the World is a beautiful/scary
documentary about climate change—if only because the fjords being explored off
the coast of Greenland can only be reached because of climate change. And the
scientists are fascinating, running into at least one new species, a polar bear
that really wants to get into a makeshift shack, and, most scarily of
all, a group of explorers looking for oil. Because why not exploit the area
only made available by burning fossil fuels for fossil fuels?
It’s a depressing thought, but as one of the subjects says, in the
end humans will adapt. Instead of living on the coasts, we’ll all move to the
Alps. Such is life.
EXPEDITION TO THE END OF THE WORLD
by Daniel Dencik
Santa Fe Reporter
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