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 »

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 »

An ice cap is a glacier that covers less than 19,000 square miles. These miniature ice sheets form in polar and subpolar regions that are high in elevation and possess a relatively flat surface. Glacial ice that covers a... 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 »

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 »

The majority of freshwater on earth is found in frozen glaciers and ice caps. This frozen water accounts for 68.7 percent of earth's freshwater, with 30.1 percent found in groundwater. Only 1.2 percent of fresh water is ... More »

Beluga whales defend themselves by blending in with the polar ice caps that they swim near. For example, they often swim by large white chunks of snow in the water to hide from their main predators. They also have superb... More »