In anticipation of the upcoming fourth season of our HBO show which will premiere this February, we are releasing all of season three for free online. Watch all the episodes here, and don't miss the premiere of season four on Friday, February 5, at 11PM on HBO.
Our oceans are rising. With human use of hydrocarbons skyrocketing, waters around the globe are getting hotter and the warm sub-surface water is washing into Antarctica's massive western glaciers, causing them to retreat and break off.
Antarctica holds 90 percent of the world's ice and 70 percent of its freshwater, so if even a small fraction of the ice sheet in Antarctica melts, the resulting sea level rise will completely remap the world as we know it—and it's already happening. In the last decade, some of the most significant glaciers here have tripled their melt rate.
In the first episode of season three of our HBO show, VICE founder Shane Smith traveled to the bottom of the world to investigate the instability of the West Antarctic ice sheet and see firsthand how the continent is melting—and how Bangladesh gives us a glimpse into the world's underwater future.
From the UN Climate Conference to the People's Climate March to the forces that deny the science of global climate change, this special extended episode covers all sides of the issue and all corners of the globe, ending with a special interview with Vice President Joe Biden.