# Why is the arctic melting faster than Antarctica?

There is a very easy answer. It is called more land. There is about 68% of the Earth's land exists in the Northern Hemisphere, while 32% is located in the Southern Hemisphere(12/6/2018), and also the rich countries live in the Northern Hemisphere like the USA, China and etc, and they are the ones who are giving off more Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. So more land more CO2 and more melting ice in the arctic. If we stop putting CO2 in the atmosphere, the artic will stop melting

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I wonder what the Arctic looked like in that Medieval Warm Period... :)

- 3 weeks ago

Same, never been to the Arctic nor Antarctica. I wish I could go. :D

- 3 weeks ago

There was a warm period in the medieval times, but that was just a regular warm period. This is not. This will keep the planet skyrocketing in temperature and is extremely dangerous.

- 3 weeks ago

Keep in mind that 50-100 years ago, scientists were worried about global cooling. And in NASA's own global temperature graph, you can see that the coldest point in the last 140 years was around 1910 - 70 years after the Industrial Revolution (the start of large-scale fossil fuel burning). And not only that, but scientists such as John Casey from NASA have been trying to warn people that we could face years of freezing temperatures in the near future. And it wouldn't be caused by humans, but instead by something outside of our control: the sun. I guess I'm just really cautious about taking everything I hear as absolute fact until it has been confirmed in numerous, irrefutable ways. Scientists have changed their theories countless times, which is just a natural result of the scientific process, so we need to be careful before making hasty or rash decisions.

- 3 weeks ago

I always go to the Nasa website to learn about climate change.

- 3 weeks ago

I can assure you, climate change as it is happening now is absolutely caused by humans. There is a direct correlation and so much evidence to support the conclusion that climate change is happening. The only rash decision we would be making is to not act to slow down climate change.

- 2 weeks, 6 days ago

Human Impact!!! :)

- 2 weeks, 6 days ago

I would submit that the correlation is not as direct as many make it out to be. As I mentioned before, the coolest temperatures from the last 140 years occurred long after we started burning mass amounts of fossil fuel. Back then, no one was trying to reduce carbon emissions. Now it seems everybody is trying to. So unchecked carbon emissions produced very cold temperatures, and actively limited carbon emissions have produced warmer temperatures. The same could be said of the Medieval Warm Period.

Also, an abundance of evidence does not demand that the theory be correct. Imagine what Aristotle would have said if you told him that there was no such thing as spontaneous generation. He would have pointed to all the "examples" of life appearing out of no where and thought you crazy for suggesting any other interpretation. That theory remained undisproved for over 2000 years! And spontaneous generation is just one example of a widely believed theory which turned out to be completely false.

I'll admit climate change is a hotly disputed issue. It's not very easy to get straightforward, universally agreed upon data either. But given the undetermined nature of the issue, and especially in light of the drastic, life-altering, nation-impoverishing measures which powerful leaders want to impose on their citizens in an effort to "cool" the planet, I remain skeptical.

"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong." -Albert Einstein

- 2 weeks, 6 days ago