When the Polar Bear Encounter Became Serious | Digital Extra

Clip: Season 1 | 3m 56s | Video has closed captioning.

Steve and the team discuss their reaction as a polar bear approached their camp on the Scoresbysund fjord. With the Arctic warming at twice the rate of the rest of the planet, life here is changing for both people and wildlife -- and that means climate change is driving more encounters between polar bears and humans.

Aired: 01/22/20

Rating: TV-PG

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