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Melting Ice, Rising Seas: Ice Melt & Sea Level Rise
Source: NASA Aquarius
[13-Oct-09] Two thirds of the fresh water on Earth is frozen in the world's ice fields. If that ice melts, seas will rise. If all of that ice were to melt, sea level would rise worldwide by 70 meters. No one expects all of that ice to melt anytime soon, but even the meter of sea level rise that many scientists predict for the next century could have dramatic consequences.
Lora Koenig (Glaciologist in the Cryospheric Sciences Branch, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center): "Even though the polar regions seem very far from a lot of people's day to day life, they are very important. Because they are regions that cool our earth. And as they change, they're going to cause larger changes throughout the rest of the globe."
View the full movie produced by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center here.
Two thirds of the fresh water on Earth is frozen in the world’s ice fields. If that ice melts, seas will rise. If all of that ice were to melt, sea level would rise worldwide by 70 meters. Download this movie.