Think about the way that flooding has devastated New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Write a short story about some people trapped in a coastal town (like Shishmaref, Alaska) where rising sea levels and storms have combined to wash away much of the original coastline. See news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/3940399.stm (BBC).
Compare this article with two other Science News For Kids articles on global warming: "Recipe for a Hurricane" and "A Dire Shortage of Water." Which article do you find most compelling? Why? What are the strengths and weaknesses of each article?
In the United States, glaciers cover about 75,000 square kilometers of land. The total area of the United States is 9,631,418 square kilometers. What percentage of the land in the United States is covered by glaciers?