polar ice cap

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polar ice cap

n.
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The polar ice caps have continuously been liquefying culminating in an incessantly rising sea level.
That the polar ice caps are in trouble is a known fact, but given the large number of factors affecting them and our limited understanding of those factors makes it difficult to pinpoint exactly how dire the situation is.
The man dubbed "the world's greatest living explorer" by the Guinness Book of Records plans to become the first person to cross both polar ice caps and climb the highest mountain on every continent on Earth.
An analysis of radar images that peered inside the polar ice caps of Mars shows that Earth's neighbour is coming out of an ice age that is part of an ongoing cycle of climate change, scientists said on Thursday.
John Wyndham's 1953 novel tells of an alien attack from space that results in the polar ice caps melting and the sea levels rising, causing Britain to slowly drown.
Have the polar ice caps eroded to such an extent that they no longer exist?
With 2014 being the warmest year since temperature records have been kept in 1880, rapidly melting polar ice caps and glaciers, an increase in the number and severity of heat waves, droughts, wildfires, storms, and floods, and atmospheric CO2 at the highest level in human history, your coverage is very timely.
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.
A recent computer simulation by researchers at the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology in Yokohama, Japan, revealed a possible discernible relationship between the melting of the polar ice caps and the Earth's magnetic field.
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.