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With enough evidence, even skepticism will thaw
http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/business/2016/12/30/with-enough-evidence-even-skepticism-will-thaw/

The Washington Post

This video and accompanying article describe the work of 2 scientists on Greenland's Petermann Glacier, who are attempting to collect data from beneath the glacier to determine if the temperature of the ocean water under the glacier is playing a role in the glacier's rapid retreat.

Video length: 7:03

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High School: 1 Disciplinary Core Idea, 1 Cross Cutting Concept

Climate Literacy
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Global warming and especially arctic warming is recorded in natural geological and historic records
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Observations are the foundation for understanding the climate system
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Evidence shows that human-caused global warming have impacted ecosystem resulting in reduced biodiversity and ecological resilience
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Sea level rise and resulting impacts is due to melting ice and thermal expansion and increases the risk
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Teaching Tips | Science | Pedagogy | Technical Details

Teaching Tips

  • This short video could be used to help students answer the question "How do we know what we know about environmental changes?"

About the Science

  • This narrated video follows two scientists to Greenland to investigate changes in the Petermann Ice Shelf, the second-largest ice sheet on the globe, and to search for instrumentation left on the shelf a year earlier that had ceased to relay data.
  • Video, accompanying text, still images, and diagrams document changes to the Petermann Ice Shelf observed by these scientists, including the mechanism behind ice sheet deterioration.
  • Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.

About the Pedagogy

  • A good example of how data is used over short and long periods to provide evidence of global warming.
  • Video tells a compelling story of science at work in a remote and challenging environment. The journalist who accompanied the scientists on this expedition shares his perspective as well.

Technical Details/Ease of Use

  • Professionally done, well organized and presented.
  • Visual quality is excellent; story is easy to follow and very engaging.

Related URLs These related sites were noted by our reviewers but have not been reviewed by CLEAN

https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=125331&org=NSF http://www1.udel.edu/udaily/2013/aug/arctic-sea-ice-082712.html

Next Generation Science Standards See how this Video supports:

High School

Disciplinary Core Ideas: 1

HS-ESS3.D2:Through computer simulations and other studies, important discoveries are still being made about how the ocean, the atmosphere, and the biosphere interact and are modified in response to human activities.

Cross Cutting Concepts: 1

Cause and effect

HS-C2.1:Empirical evidence is required to differentiate between cause and correlation and make claims about specific causes and effects.


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