The Arctic

 

Over the past few decades, the earth has experienced an increase in average temperature. While scientists and others debate the cause or whether or not this is a natural or man-made phenomenon, there are nonetheless serious evident consequences that must be understood and addressed. Nowhere is the situation more evident than in the Arctic and Antarctic ice caps where glacial melt, resultant habitat modification, and other consequences are being explored by scientists and research organizations and studied by international policy-makers concerned about the implications of these changes for the future.

Present Situation


  Cryopolitics: Arctic News and Analysis:
A blog for all things Arctic by Mia Bennett
 

Centre for Ice and Climate

 

Antarctica, the Southern Ocean and Climate Change

 

British Antarctic Survey

 

Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program

Solutions
 

The Arctic Institute

 

White House Call-to-Action & Arctic Science Ministerial

 

AESC (Arctic Executive Steering Committee, Executive Office of the President of the U.S.)

 

Arctic Council

 

Polar Information Commons

 

International Polar Year

  Ice Wisdom International
 
  Ocean Leadership Arctic Science Forum

Teaching Resources


 

Graphing the Extent of Sea Ice: Arctic & Antarctic

 

Melting Ice: Lesson Plan for Grades 6-12

 

Biomes: Wild Arctic Teachers’ Guide [pdf] Grades 6-8

 

Teacher’s Guide For Glaciers and Ice Caps – The Melting (For grade 7 – College)

 

PolarTrec Learning Resources

 

NOAA Ocean Explorer | Arctic Exploration

 

PBS Learning Media | Compare the Poles

 

Windows to the Universe: National Earth Science Teachers Assoc. (grades 5-12)

Conferences and Summits


 

The Arctic Council

 

Whitehouse Arctic Science Ministerial

 

Arctic Science Summit Week

 

Arctic Energy Summit

 

Arctic Circle

 

UArctic Conference on Arctic Heritage and Tourism

Polar Ice Data & Climate Change
 

Ocean Today Research: Happening Now: Arctic Sea Ice

 

National Snow & Ice Data Center: Arctic Sea Ice News & Analysis (infographic)

 

Antarctic Geological Drilling

Polar Food Webs
 

Project Parka (teaching resource)

 

COSEE NOW | Project Converge (teaching resource)

 

Ocean Today | Animals of the Ice