On Thin Ice
On Thin Ice Part 1 of 4

On Thin Ice Part 1 of 4

NBC Bay Area Meteorologist Rob Mayeda travels to the glaciers of Alaska to share an up-close look at climate change and how it's affecting the Bay Area. Not only is climate change real in Alaska, you'll find that its happening very quickly. Nowhere else on the planet will you find temperatures trending this much warmer than average in the last 30 years. In this segment, we take you directly to Mendenhall Glacier via helicopter to get a up close view of Summer glacier melting underway. Even a brief walk across the rapidly changing icy surface was one that needed to be taken very carefully with many hazards along the way.

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  • NBC Bay Area Meteorologist Rob Mayeda travels to the glaciers of Alaska to share an up-close look at climate change and how it's affecting the Bay Area.

     

    Not only is climate change real in Alaska, you'll find that its happening very quickly. Nowhere else on the planet will you find temperatures trending this much warmer than average in the last 30 years.

     

    Sea ice and glaciers are thinning and retreating, greatly impacting the local ecosystem, hinting at changes we'll see living in the Bay Area during our lifetime.

     

    NASA animations show thinning Arctic ice and shrinking/shattering glaciers, but seeing these changes first-hand in Alaska really emphasize how profound they are and what effect they have on Mother Nature.

    Join Rob on this personal tour of Alaska's melting glaciers and discuss how climate change will impact the Bay Area in the not so distant future.

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