Explore Greenland’s glaciers from the air, the ground, and the sea as a research scientist examines why glacier ice is melting faster than expected, in this media gallery featuring 360° video by FRONTLINE, NOVA, and Emblematic Group, paired with historical satellite imagery. Eric Rignot explains that glaciers are exposed to warmer ocean water, not just warmer air, and that this is contributing to the increased melt rate. This increase is also reflected in the rate at which glaciers are retreating, which has been documented over time. Because melting glaciers add water to the oceans, Rignot and other scientists are concerned that current sea-level-rise predictions may be too conservative. This would put coastal cities at risk of catastrophic flooding sooner than imagined.
This resource is part of the FRONTLINE Collection.
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