Polar Melt

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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

 
 

Centre for Ice and Climate

 

Antarctica, the Southern Ocean and Climate Change

 

British Antarctic Survey

 

Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program

 Solutions

 

 

Polar Information Commons

 

International Polar Year

  IceWisdom International

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)