Season 36, Episode 13 Extreme Ice

First Aired: March 24, 2009

The apparent acceleration in the melting of glaciers and ice sheets is documented through the efforts of photojournalist James Balog, who places time-lapse cameras in 26 alpine and arctic locations, including Alaska and Greenland. The long-term consequences of the melt: sea levels would rise by some 200 feet and force massive numbers of people---from Bangladesh to Florida---to move inland. Scientists Richard Alley (Penn State), Tad Pfeffer (UC-Boulder) and Jim White (UC-Boulder) are interviewed.

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  • Premise: PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a… (more)

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