Tag: Climate

NASA Explorers: Cryosphere – The Big Thaw

NASA Explorers: Cryosphere – The Big Thaw

Here at the end of the Earth it still feels like a place for raw exploration and adventure. It’s vast in all directions and ground zero for some of the biggest questions we have about the climate. But when we decided to make a series about the frozen places on Earth, we knew there would …

How do ocean currents work? – Jennifer Verduin

How do ocean currents work? – Jennifer Verduin

In 1992, a cargo ship carrying bath toys got caught in a storm. Shipping containers washed overboard, and the waves swept 28,000 rubber ducks and other toys into the North Pacific. But they didn’t stick together. Quite the opposite– the ducks have since washed up all over the world, and researchers have used their paths …

Climate Science: What You Need To Know

Climate Science: What You Need To Know

[MUSIC] Let’s not beat around the rapidly melting iceberg here: climate change is happening, and we’re causing it. The evidence is overwhelming. Scientists usually reserve this level of agreement for claims like “Earth is a planet” and “air is real” yet here we are, the climate change ship has now left the dock, and lots …

What Happens If The Polar Ice Caps Melt?

What Happens If The Polar Ice Caps Melt?

From its affect on the land, to its effect on all life on Earth, join us as we reveal to you what would happen if all the ice on the Earth melts. 10. Proves Global Warming Is Real Believe it or not, there are some people in the world right now that still don’t believe …

What’s REALLY Warming the Earth?

What’s REALLY Warming the Earth?

[MUSIC] July 2016 was the hottest July ever recorded. Same with June. And also May. April, though… April was also the hottest April. In fact, every month going back to October 2015 has been the hottest since 1880. Cue the Nelly. It’s hard to argue Earth isn’t heating up. Because… unless you have a neck …

Is an Ice Age Coming? | Space Time | PBS Digital Studios

Is an Ice Age Coming? | Space Time | PBS Digital Studios

Earth’s climate shifts between short periods of warm and long, long periods of frigid cold. Based on past pans, there’s reason to think that the current warm period might be nearly done. Is the Ice Age coming back, or will human activity swing us wildly in the opposite direction? We live in an ice age. …

When will the next ice age happen? – Lorraine Lisiecki

When will the next ice age happen? – Lorraine Lisiecki

Twenty thousand years ago, the Earth was a frigid landscape where woolly mammoths roamed. Huge ice sheets, several thousand meters thick, encased parts of North America, Asia, and Europe. We commonly know it as the “Ice Age.” But geologists call it the Last Glacial Maximum. That’s because it’s the most recent time that ice reached …