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Ice Melt

Climate change is driving significant ice melt across the Arctic, Antarctica, and Greenland. Melting glaciers eliminates habitat for threatened species, increases sea level rise, influences ocean currents, and drives more warming in a continuous feedback loop. Use this app to visualize and investigate hotspots of ice melt across impacted regions. 

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Ice melt contributes to sea level rise and habitat loss for highly vulnerable Arctic species. 

Explore data source

Landsat imagery is accessible in Google Earth Engine, an open source cloud-computing platform. 

Explore ice melt in Google Earth

A Google Earth Voyager Story provides additional hotspots of sea ice melt. 


UN Sustainable Development Goals

The UN SDGs help to guide analysis and policy to achieve a safer, more equal world by 2030. Global ice melt relates directly to SDG 13 (Climate Action) and SDG 14 (Life Below Water). For more information on the SDGs, visit

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