The story of how climate change forced the American secret services to collaborate with their erstwhile Russian adversaries in the immediate aftermath of the Cold War is not widely known. But the perceived threat of global warming transcended diplomatic and ideological fault lines and forced the two rival blocs to collaborate.
Right after the end of the Cold War, the CIA, one of the biggest and most powerful intelligence agencies in the world, focused intensively on the controversial issue of global warming. The magnitude of climate change created an almost unthinkable collaboration with the Moscow's military intelligence service, GRU. The film is both a political thriller and a science documentary at the same time, not only looking at secret research projects but also some extraordinary friendships that grew out of the joint venture. At first, the intelligence agents and scientists eyed each other suspiciously, but soon they developed close personal relationships and came to share an almost utopian vision of a better future