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This polar explorer is skiing the Arctic to show just how much ice is really gone

When the ice melts, the sea gets warmer, because the dark water absorbs the energy of the sun instead of the white surface of the ice reflecting it. So the ocean temperature is rising. That melts more ice. That’s one of the big reasons why the temperature in the Arctic is rising twice as fast as the global average. But it’s not just the sea ice that’s melting. The big glaciers are melting now and in the near future, we will see the effect.  If the whole of the Greenland ice cap melts, the sea level will rise between six and seven meters. If the whole of Antarctica melts, the sea will rise 60 meters. So you can imagine what’s going to happen to most of the inhabited places on the world if these glaciers melt.  Read more....

 

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