The Clearest 5 Minute Lesson on Arctic Ice Melt You'll Ever Get

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Information about the melting of Arctic ice can be overwhelming, especially when trying to grasp everything from how it is measured to the impacts of ice-free summers in the Arctic to predictions about future ice melts. We work hard to make these things lucid, but sometimes it's easier to hear it, rather than read it. In this short video, NASA climate scientist Tom Wagner gives a crystal clear lesson on what's going on at the north pole, and what the changes mean to everyone globally.

Via Grist via Tom Raftery
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