polar ice cap

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polar ice cap

n.
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The research team was especially interested in regions near Mars north and south poles, because the polar ice caps hold the planet s largest known water reservoir.
Such a rise could trigger the release of plumes of the greenhouse gas methane from the thawing Arctic tundra, while the polar ice caps, which reflect solar radiation back into space, could disappear.
WITHIN the last few days both David Griffiths and Stephen Dorril have purported that the polar ice caps are melting.
Polar bears are widely seen as the animal on the front lines of global warming and will be hit-hard by melting polar ice caps.
With the evil Katmanchew threatening to melt the polar ice caps with his Katio heaters, which will destroy many low-lying countries, the Action Dogs leap into action to save the world from their kitty nemesis.
I USED TO BELIEVE GLOBAL WARMING WAS A VAST HUMAN CONSPIRACY TO DESTROY THE POLAR ICE CAPS .
58 million square miles, the least ever observed by NASA satellites since the space agency began monitoring the polar ice caps 30 years ago.
Clearly if this process continues to accelerate, as it has in the last two decades, the polar ice caps may be the major factor in sea level rise.
It's been calculated that a few degrees rise in the Earth's temperature would melt the polar ice caps.
Summary: Little by little, it is being confirmed that the melting of the polar ice caps, whether in Antarctica or the Arctic, is happening significantly faster than initially predicted.
There are plenty of satellites orbiting the earth with the capability of photographing the North Pole and in the interests of balance, we should be aware of what the polar ice caps look like now, not in the summer when ice melts any way.
Throughout the year we are constantly reminded, indeed told, to restrict our use of energy at all costs or face being many fathoms under water when the polar ice caps melt away.