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Video: Arctic Changes: The Big Picture - Climate Central

November 2, 2011, 8:45 am
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SUMMARY

3 min 6 sec

Over recent decades, the Arctic has been the fastest-warming region on the planet.  This video tells the story of how it has been changing, as seen from satellites above, and submarines below, touring through years of hard research — in three minutes. Some of the key findings: sea ice is thinning even faster than it is shrinking in area, and Greenland has been shedding ice at an accelerating pace — with consequences for sea level.

The video draws upon most of the graphics and animations in Climate Central's Arctic Changes Gallery Collection, where you can learn about the satellites, scientists and research behind each piece of the story in more detail.

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING MATERIALS

Watch >> Arctic Changes: The Big Picture

TEACHING NOTES / CONTEXT FOR USE

This is a short yet comprehensive video about the arctic and how it is changing. It addresses ice shrinkage, ice thinning, consequences, sea level rise, and albedo effect.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment is at the discretion of the educator as to how the video is applied and the expectations after viewing it.

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Citation

Baker, J. (2011). Video: Arctic Changes: The Big Picture - Climate Central. Retrieved from http://www.camelclimatechange.org/view/video/171191

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