It’s tough to wrap our heads around the seriousness of climate change, especially when our only usual context is the change (or lack thereof) in local weather patterns. But technology has a way of putting science into terms that we can understand and process. Check out the following video from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on this year’s record-breaking melt.
Now, watch this video for an eye-level view of melting ice at 90°N via an autonomous camera set up at the North Pole.
In this last clip, Dan Miller, a former systems engineer at Hughes Aircraft Space and Communications Group, uses satellite imagery to demonstrate how sea ice has receded in the Arctic Ocean over the last 30 years. So significant is the reduction in Arctic ice, Miller said, that a person living on the Moon could easily observe these changes year after year.