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Antarctica Ice
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/player/environment/global-warming-environment/antarctica-ice.html

National Geographic

This short video examines the recent melting ice shelves in the Antarctica Peninsula; the potential collapse of West Antarctic ice shelf; and how global sea levels, coastal cities, and beaches would be affected.

Video length: 2:32 min.

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Based on evidence from tree rings, other natural records, and scientific observations made around the world, Earth’s average temperature is now warmer than it has been for at least the past 1,300 years. Average temperatures have increased markedly in the past 50 years, especially in the North Polar Region.
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Melting of ice sheets and glaciers, combined with the thermal expansion of seawater as the oceans warm, is causing sea level to rise. Seawater is beginning to move onto low-lying land and to contaminate coastal fresh water sources and beginning to submerge coastal facilities and barrier islands. Sea-level rise increases the risk of damage to homes and buildings from storm surges such as those that accompany hurricanes.
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Teaching Tips

  • This National Geographic video starts automatically with an ad and closes with one, too. Educators should consider embedding the video in a page without advertising.

About the Science

  • Studies the causes and effects of increased melting of ice in Antarctica.
  • Comment from expert scientist: This will bring awareness about the important issues of Climate change and Global Warming and the impact on the polar regions. Which can be considered as the thermometers of the globe..

About the Pedagogy

  • Discusses how glacier melt is attributed to natural and anthropogenic (human-influenced) changes.
  • The content and video are very compelling.

Technical Details/Ease of Use

  • Excellent visuals accompany narration.
  • The video is not high resolution and may not suitable for classroom projection.

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