Why Melting Sea Ice Could Lead To New Kinds Of Weather

We’ve all been told that when the Arctic melts sea level rises. But that’s actually only half the story. And hardly anybody is talking about the other half. There are two types of Arctic ice: land ice and sea ice. When land ice melts, it runs into the ocean and causes sea levels to rise […]

Antarctic ice melt: What’s the difference?

You’ve heard that Arctic sea ice is melting You know that’s a big deal for climate change But what have you heard about the Antarctic? Most of us probably think that the Arctic and the Antarctic are pretty similar One’s at the top with polar bears, one’s at the bottom with penguins They’re both cold […]

Why Melting Glaciers Matter to the Coasts

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Ice and fire: How burning forests can help melt ice sheets

On the western edge of the Greenland ice sheet there’s a stretch of dirty grey ice known as the dark zone 400km long and 100km wide this dark zone is melting somewhere between double and ten times the rate of the white ice around it For a while, scientists thought it was a frozen relic […]

What Happens If The Polar Ice Caps Melt?

From its affect on the land, to its effect on all life on Earth, join us as we reveal to you what would happen if all the ice on the Earth melts. 10. Proves Global Warming Is Real Believe it or not, there are some people in the world right now that still don’t believe […]

What if Antarctica MELTED?

This is Antarctica. Today, it’s mostly known for ice, penguins, and not much else. Or, in another way, Antarctica is easily forgotten, with some people not even bothering to include it on their World maps. But in modern times, we’re beginning to hear more and more about Earth’s southernmost continent. Mostly through news reports on […]

What Would Happen If ALL THE ICE In The World MELTED?

What would happen if all the ice in the world just suddenly melted? Would we be able to survive? Which countries would be affected the most? Ice covers 10 percent of the earth’s surface, and stores 75 percent of the planet’s freshwater, but just how important is it? We always hear about the melting ice […]

John ENGLANDER 2/4/15 Melting Ice, Rising Seas, Shifting Shorelines: The New Reality

It’s great to be back at Harbor Branch. I’ve visited here a number of times over the years. I last spoke here 23 years ago I think it was. So if you don’t remember that I understand. And one of the research submersibles that I got to go down and look at ancient shorelines – […]

What If All the World’s Ice Melted?

What if a dramatic surge of climate change melted all the Earth’s ice overnight? This is WHAT IF, and here’s what would happen if all the world’s ice melted. Ever watched an ice cube melt in a glass of water that’s filled to the brim? How does it change the water level? The truth is, […]

Ice Melt, Sea Level Rise and Superstorms Video Abstract

Hi, I’m Jim Hansen, Director of the Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions program at Columbia University Earth Institute. I want to discuss some implications of the paper Ice Melt, Sea Level Rise and Superstorms that is being published in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, a paper on which I have 18 exceptional American and international co-authors. […]