Purposefulness in travel lifts the experience above mere tourism. Accompany Forest Shomer as he embarks on a Peace Pilgrimage to the Great Ice, Greenland, during the summer solstice when daylight is continuous. Forest and others from across the globe gather together on the world’s largest island, 80% of which is covered in ice, and renew their commitment to work for peaceful, positive changes for humanity in the face of dramatic climate change.
Containing the second largest ice body in the world, after the Antarctic, Greenland is especially vulnerable to climate change. With the projection of large Arctic shrinkage instigated by global warming, and record melting in recent years of the Greenland Ice Sheet, it is believed that a four to five ˚F temperature increase would completely melt the sheet. It is calculated that if the entire 684,000 cubic miles of ice were to melt, global sea levels would rise 24-feet.
Travel with Forest as he encounters the changing topography and the native Greenlanders, or Kalaallit, descendants of Inuit nomads from Northern Canada. He rounds out his journey with a visit to Iceland, only 10% covered in ice, from which Greenland settlers were enticed.