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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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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 be suitable for classroom projection.

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