I've known since I was 10 years old that I wanted to be an inventor, and as an engineer I've gotten to do this.
A decline in sea ice is a major threat the polar bears, currently listed as vulnerable on the Endangered Species List.
This year the Ice911 team has been presenting our work, building relationships and awareness, and in turn listening and learning from everyone we’ve met - in locales ranging from California, New York, Massachusetts and Alaska - to Iceland, Chile, Italy, Switzerland and more - and this year of our growing outreach far and near is not over yet!
Things can get technical pretty quickly when talking about Arctic ice. On our website and in many publications you’ll come across terms like sea ice, ice sheets, glaciers, permafrost, summer ice, winter ice, multi-year ice, and first-year ice. To help you understand, we’ll focus on sea ice in this post.
NASA’s latest data set, including the 2018 Arctic sea ice minimum, says we’re losing ice at about 12.8% per decade. This is especially alarming because last year, 2017, set records for temperatures, wildfires, and extreme storms; and this year, 2018, is looking no better.