Ice caps melting

Grant Preston

The ice caps melting is a terrible problem that makes the oceans rise and could flood the coast with water. In the last hundred years the sea level has gone up 8 inches.

Where is the Ice Melting?

  • Most of the ice that is melting comes from Greenland and Antarctica.
  • Two thirds of the melting ice is from Greenland.
  • Greenland is more likely to melt because it is closer to the equator than Antarctica.
  • Greenland makes the sea level rise twice as much as Antarctica.

What Affects Does it Have?

  • When the ice melts it causes fresh water to get into the sea and change the currents.
  • The ice melting also affects living conditions for marine organisms
  • The sea level can rise from too much of the ice melting
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Why is the Sea Level Rising?

  • The ice melting causes the sea level to rise.
  • It can also rise because when the water gets heated up it takes more space and causes the water to rise.
  • Scientists are predicting the sea level to rise 20 inches by 2100.


Global: A global solution is to use alternative fuels instead of fossil fuels.

Individual: A solution for everyone is to help the environment. A couple examples are to use a bike instead of a car and to recycle.

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Works Cited

Brain, Marshal. "If the Polar Ice Caps Melted, How Much Would the Oceans Rise?" HowStuffWorks. Web. 16 Jan. 2013.

Quaile, Irene. "Polar Ice Sheets Melting Faster than Ever | Environment | DW.DE | 04.02.2013." DW.DE. 12 June 2012. Web. 22 Jan. 2013.