Forest fires can melt glaciers thousands of miles away by changing the colour of the ice – all thanks to a heavy little particle called black carbon.

This strange story of smoke, dust and algae looks at the lesser-known half of a positive feedback loop: not only does climate change make fires bigger and badder, those fires are then fuelling climate change.

Release via Greenpeace Unearthed

  • Video written, produced and narrated by Georgie Johnson
  • Animated and edited by Sian Butcher
  • Music and sound design by
  • Script edited by Emma Howard
  • Featuring Jessica McCarty and Alun Hubbard
  • Footage from Greenpeace, Getty, NASA
  • Special thanks to Greenpeace Global Mapping Hub, Dr Reyes Tirado, Ice Alive and NASA Scientific Visualisation Studio

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