Read the full article online at http://www.nbcnews.com “NASA is conducting an airborne survey of how ice in Antarctica is responding to a changing climate. 1. The scale of Mario Tama’s aerial views of Antarctica is at once stunning and humbling — humanity can seem like an insignificant development in face of these endless landscapes. The paradox, though, […]
Scientists and games developers have joined forces to help communicate the impact of climate change on the Antarctic Ice Sheet. The ice held in the Antarctic Ice Sheet has the potential to cause significant changes in sea level in the future, which will affect many people around the world. As a result, it is important that people have an awareness of the impact of a changing climate on the world’s ice sheets, but this complex system is difficult to understand and predict. Now the scientists and games developers have produced a free-to-use interactive game, “Ice Flows”, to help demonstrate how the Antarctic Ice Sheet responds to climate change in an accessible way to children and game players of all ages.