Big Picture Science Radio Show: On Thin Ice

Ice is more than a repository for water that would otherwise raise the level of our oceans. It’s part of Earth’s cooling system… a barrier preventing organic matter from releasing methane gas… and a vault entombing ancient bacteria and other microbes. From the Arctic to the Antarctic, global ice is disappearing. Find out what’s at stake as atmospheric CO2 threatens frozen H2O.

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