Sea level rise is an indicator that our planet is warming. Much of the world's population lives on or near the coast, and rising seas are something worth watching. Sea level can rise for two reasons, both linked to a warming planet. When ice on land, such as mountain glaciers or the ice sheets of Greenland or Antarctica, melt, that water contributes to sea level rise. And when our oceans get warmer - another indicator of climate change - the water expands, also making sea level higher.
Explore the connection between global warming, melting ice and sea level rise and the effect this sea level rise may have across the world.
ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING MATERIALS
WATCH >> Melting Ice, Rising Seas
TEACHING NOTES / CONTEXT FOR USE
This video can be used to generate discussion about the connection between these factors, and the implications of global warming on humans and our cities, especially places below sea level like the Netherlands and Louisiana.
Assessment is at the discretion of the educator and how this video is applied and the participation expected.