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Glacial retreat on South Georgia

Glacial retreat on South Georgia
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Key Info
  • Glacial retreat on South Georgia
  • Duration: 02:37
  • David Attenborough describes the extent of glacial retreat in South Georgia. Using photographs from Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated polar expedition we can see how the ice has shrunk over the last 100 years. First broadcast in the series 'Frozen Planet' in 2011.
  • Subject:

    Science

       Topic:

    Bio: Environment - Habitat

  • Keywords: David Attenborough, Attenborough, global warming, glacier, ice retreat, Ernest Shakelton, Ernest Shackleton
Ideas for use in class
  • Could be used to demonstrate the effects of global warming.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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