Seasonal temperature variations and long-term climate change cause melting of the polar ice caps. As of 2014, temperatures in the Arctic are increasing at double the rate of elsewhere in the world. As a result, ice in th... More »

Whether or not humankind can keep the polar ice caps from melting is a subject of great debate in which both side cite scientific studies that support their positions. The bulk of scientific and environmental organizatio... More »

According to the University of California and measurements taken at the Vostok station in Antarctica, precipitation in polar ice cap biomes is extremely low. Across the continent of Antarctica, precipitation is 16.6 cm, ... More »

Whether or not humankind can keep the polar ice caps from melting is a subject of great debate in which both side cite scientific studies that support their positions. The bulk of scientific and environmental organizatio... More »

Accumulation is the part of the water cycle in which water gathers in large quantities such as rivers, lakes, oceans, glaciers, ice caps and aquifers, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. After water accumulates, it ... More »

According to reporters from Think Progress and Bloomberg News, people deny climate change partly because of an echo chamber effect that shuns differing opinions and partly because of aggressive campaigns by the fossil fu... More »

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Current global climate change is the seventh climate change event in the past 650,000 years. Unlike past climate change episodes, many experts believe that human activity plays an important role in current global climate... More »

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