The Earth is facing the biggest problem in centuries: climate change. To fight climate change, we have to understand it. However, understanding it means obtaining information in places where nature is pristine, as well as places where the consequences of global warming can be observed first-hand. These places are found in extremely cold, harsh environments like the North Pole, Antarctica, and the oldest glaciers. At the moment, research is done often inefficiently, very expensive and unsustainable. Alternatives are not yet present.