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Title: Arctic Meltdown
Url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/arcticmeltdown.shtml
Publisher: BBC Radio 4
Description: In 1996, US entrepreneur and explorer Gary Comer took his small boat through the Northwest Passage in 19 days, a route that had once been ice, but was now easily navigated open water. This radio broadcast weighs up the extent and implications of the imminent Arctic ice breakup. The broadcast discusses the Historical Limit line in Greenland, which denotes glacier recession; Inuit observations of climate changes that are challenging their culture; the acceleration of global warming on Arctic sea ice; the problems increased Arctic shipping and melting permafrost are creating for infrastructure; the long-term outlook for global sea levels; and the possibility for the complete melting of Greenland. The broadcast is 28 minutes and 11 seconds in length and is available in real audio format.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Atlases -- By region or country -- America. Western Hemisphere -- North America -- Greenland
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Environmental sciences -- Environmental conditions. Environmental quality. Environmental indicators. Environmental degradation -- Global environmental change
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Geography (General) -- Arctic and Antarctic regions -- Arctic regions. Arctic exploration -- History of exploration -- Western Hemisphere -- Northwest Passage
Science -- Physics -- Meteorology. Climatology -- Climatology and weather -- Special topics, A-Z -- Ice sheets and climate. Glaciers and climate
GEM Subject: Science -- Ecology
Science -- Meteorology
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Social studies -- Geography
Key Concept: Meteorology -- Climate change
Meteorology -- Temperature
Ecology -- Climate change
Date Issued: 2005-08-16
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Science Materials
Sound (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: html
real media
Audience: College/University Instructors
General Public
Higher Education
Middle School Teachers
Primary Education
Secondary Education
University First Cycle
University Postgrad
University Second Cycle
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Source: DLESE
Full Record Views: 11
Cumulative Rating: NOT YET RATED
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