Question Sheet: Earth's Poles in Peril


Before reading:

  1. This year has been deemed International Polar Year. What do you think that

    title means? What might scientists study during International Polar Year?

  2. How does global warming affect the Earth's poles?

During reading:

  1. Why have the polar regions changed drastically?
  2. What is the difference between the Arctic and Antarctic?
  3. Exactly how have the polar ice masses changed in recent years?
  4. How will the melting of the ice masses affect the oceans and the rest of the


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