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Glaciers and Ice Caps - The Melting

The change from a solid state, snow and ice, to a liquid state, water, makes the Arctic sensitive to climate change and introduces many dangerous positive feedback loops that can drive sudden detrimental climate shifts. Detrimental climate shifts that can affect the whole planet and human civilization. Includes interviews with leading glacial experts from around the country.
Glaciers and Ice Caps - The MeltingRunning Time: 0:29:00

Here, students study glaciers, ice caps, and climate change.

Chapter List
1.) Introduction
00:04:04Ice Sheets, Glaciers and ice caps are decreasing.
2.) The Arctic and Antarctica
00:04:02The Arctic and Antarctic are vast regions encompassing the North and South Poles respectively.
3.) The Warming of the Arctic
00:04:46Global warming or climate change causes positive feedback loops that are responsible for the warming of the arctic.
4.) The Melting Ice Caps
00:01:54Climate change is shrinking the ice caps.
5.) Thawing of the Permafrost
00:03:07Global warming is causing the permafrost to melt, which in turn causes villages like Shishmariff in Alaska to erode into the sea.
6.) Melting of Glaciers and Ice Sheets
00:10:20With glaciers and ice sheets melting, sea level will rise possibly destroying many coastal cities.
Video Programs1
SubjectsScience, Earth Science, Geology, Meteorology
Supplemental Files3
Produced By Ambrose Video Publishing Inc./Centre Communications
Copyright ©2008 Ambrose Video Publishing Inc./Centre Communications
Grade Levels10th Grade through Post Secondary
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