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== Card #18: Melting Sea Ice ==
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Sea ice melting does not make the sea level rise (just as a melting ice cube does not make a glass overflow). However, when it melts, the white ice gives
way to much darker sea, which absorbs more sun rays.
 
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== Explanation ==
== Explanation ==
For a further explanation of why melting sea ice does not raise de sea level, Archimedes and all that, see the [[Link Melting of sea ice Sea level rise|explanation page]].
For a further explanation of why melting sea ice does not raise de sea level, Archimedes and all that, see the [[Link Melting of sea ice Sea level rise|explanation page]].


For some great graphics that illustrate Earth's ice loss, check that [http://www.esa.int/Applications/Observing_the_Earth/CryoSat/Our_world_is_losing_ice_at_record_rate this article from ESA].  
For some great graphics that illustrate Earth's ice loss, check out [http://www.esa.int/Applications/Observing_the_Earth/CryoSat/Our_world_is_losing_ice_at_record_rate this article from ESA].  


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*[[En-en adult card 13 additional greenhouse effect|Additional greenhouse effect]] This link would mark confusion with the amplifying effect due to albedo. The white sea ice melts to reveal a darker surface underneath and the extra energy absorbed warms the Earth. This mechanism is called albedo and has nothing to do with the greenhouse effect. It belongs to the orange arrows on card 13, not to the red arrows.
*[[En-en adult card 13 additional greenhouse effect|Additional greenhouse effect]] This link would mark confusion with the amplifying effect due to albedo. The white sea ice melts to reveal a darker surface underneath and the extra energy absorbed warms the Earth. This mechanism is called albedo and has nothing to do with the greenhouse effect. It belongs to the orange arrows on card 13, not to the red arrows.
*[[En-en adult card 20 disruption water cycle|Disruption of the water cycle]] The melting of the Arctic ice pack, but also the melting of Greenland's glaciers may lead, in the distant future, to a disruption of the thermohaline circulation (which gives rise to the Gulf Stream). But beware, the "Water Cycle" card does not refer at all to the thermohaline circulation.
*[[En-en adult card 20 disruption water cycle|Disruption of the water cycle]] The melting of the Arctic ice pack, but also the melting of Greenland's glaciers may lead, in the distant future, to a disruption of the thermohaline circulation (which gives rise to the Gulf Stream). But beware, the "Water Cycle" card does not refer at all to the thermohaline circulation.
*[[En-en adult card 22 sea level rise|Sea Level Rise]] The melting of the ice pack is not responsible for the Sea Level Rise.
*[[En-en adult card 22 sea level rise|Rising Sea Levels]] The melting of the ice pack is not responsible for the Sea Level Rise.


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