The Influence of Global Warming on Earth's Systems
Water flowing as a result of glacier melting

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Audience: Educators and Students
Grades: 9-12
Year: 2002

This NASA video segment highlights the importance of glaciers in maintaining global temperature. Viewers learn that a number of factors such as precipitation, wind speed, and temperature affect the size and movement of a glacier and that, by monitoring a glacier, scientists can learn about Earth's climate. The segment explains global warming, greenhouse gases and the importance of ice on Earth. It also discusses the impact of global warming on glaciers and the ways in which humans can minimize the damage caused by this warming.

The Influence of Global Warming on Earth's Systems
Duration: 5 minutes 08 seconds
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This video clip is part of the Our Home: Earth From Space DVD that may be ordered from the Central Operation of Resources for Educators, or CORE  →.

Other video learning clips in this series:
Interconnection of Earth's Systems
The Right Tools: Sensing Earth From Space
Global Effect of El Niño
Doing Our Part to Prevent Global Warming
The Environmental, Economic and Social Impact of Drought
Lifecycle of a Hurricane
Linking Earth System Events