For those of you who took the time on Giving Tuesday to support our work at Ice911, our deep and heartfelt thanks - you got us a long way towards our fundraising goal, and we appreciate this very much. Thanks to support from every one of you, we are only $5,000 dollars away from raising more this year than ever before.
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.