The Big Melt

This is a collection of five short videos - The Arctic Ice Cap, Sampling the Ice, Arctic Fisheries, Natives Feel Effect and Arctic Energy -- that can be played separately or in sequence. They show how climate change is affecting fishing, native populations and access for the oil and gas industry in the Arctic. The videos include personal reflections by writers Andrew C. Revkin and Simon Romero , scientists and residents about their experience of the impacts of the climate change in the Arctic.

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Andrew C Revkin
Simon Romero
The New York Times
Videos range from 1:52 min to 7:19 min.

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While the video page is ad-free there is distracting advertising on the home page for this series - http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/science/series/thebigmelt/index.html

The video resolution is fine for viewing on a computer screen but not enough for projection in a classroom.