Video 8: Antarctica and Global Weather and Climate

In terms of global climate change, the poles turn out to be more sensitive than just about anywhere else on Earth. This video shows how changes to ozone on the molecular level can have global consequences, why variations in the stability of the ice sheets are important, and how Antarctica can serve as a window to the past, present, and future of global weather and climate.

  •  "The Ozone Hole and UV-B." Katy Jensen has wintered at the Pole three times, making her one of the few humans to have spent so many months of night at the end of the Earth.

  •  "Ice and Water" focuses on geologist Ted Clark at work in Central West Antarctica.
  •  "Past, Present, and Future" highlights research that typifies scientific work in Antarctica: interdisciplinary, international, and with clear implications for the entire planet.
  • Through the video and related activities your students will:

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