The reactions of the Arctic, an instable habitat at best of times, to changes of the climate have always been spectacular to say the least. Today the region is once again confronted with dramatic developments: in only 10 years the temperature has risen by 2 degrees Centigrade, and the drift ice boundaries are moving up North at an ever increasing pace. How will the life of the people who live here change? And what kind of an impact will this have on the local flora and fauna? The two scientists Gero Hillmer and Sepp Friedhuber set out to find answers to these questions on an expedition which takes them to Spitsbergen, Alaska and Siberia.