Meanwhile, parts of the planet are literally burning up and the polar caps
It was widely assumed at the time that some of the dark features were seas and lakes while the polar caps
were composed of water ice, and the planet's atmosphere was far denser and more Earthlike than in actuality.
Yearly comparisons of the Martian polar caps
: 1999-2003 Mars Orbiter Camera observations.
Most recently, on May 12, Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 (http://www.ibtimes.com/mars-russet-surface-polar-ice-caps-captured-stunning-new-hubble-photograph-2371745) captured the surface of Mars in stunning detail, revealing russet deserts pockmarked with craters and bright frosty polar caps
shrouded in a thin haze of clouds.
Mars must have lost a volume of water 6.5 times larger than the present polar caps
to provide such a high level of enrichment.
As the melting of polar caps
opens trade routes and new technologies emerge, decisions on if, and by whom, these resources should be accessed need to be made quickly.
Inside there was a compelling feature that said according to experts, there is little chance of another Titanic disaster ever occurring as there are fewer icebergs due to the polar caps
melting at such an alarming rate.
With lows of about -225[degrees] F (at the winter polar caps
) and highs of up to 95[degrees]F (in equatorial summer).
The effects of global warming go beyond melting polar caps
and glaciers and the resulting rise in sea levels and the inundation of hundreds of worldwide oceanfront cities.
"During these times, ice from the polar caps
is redistributed into the mid-latitudes of Mars as a layer about 50 meters thick, in the same place that we see that the DLEs have formed.
Nations are negotiating emissions rates that exceed the 2-degree rise, promising melting polar caps
and other devastating consequences.