On Exploration this week, Michio Kaku speaks to Drs. David Archer and Peter Ward about global warming, and what happens if the polar ice caps melt.

About the guests:

David Archer is a computational ocean chemist, and has been a Professor at the Department of The Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago since 1993. He has published research on the carbon cycle of the ocean and the sea floor. He has worked on the history of atmospheric CO2 concentration, the fate of fossil fuel CO2 over geologic time scales in the future, and the impact of CO2 on future ice age cycles, ocean methane hydrate decomposition, and coral reefs.

He is a contributor to the blog RealClimate and he costarred in a climate change blues music video.

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Peter Douglas Ward (born 1949) is an American paleontologist and professor of Biology and of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of WashingtonSeattle. He has written popular numerous science works for a general audience and is also an adviser to the Microbes Mind Forum.

ON Exploration | December 22, 2013 | 5:00 am

Polar Emergency?

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On Exploration this week, Michio Kaku speaks to Drs. David Archer and Peter Ward about global warming, and what happens if the polar ice caps melt.

About the guests:

David Archer is a computational ocean chemist, and has been a Professor at the Department of The Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago since 1993. He has published research on the carbon cycle of the ocean and the sea floor. He has worked on the history of atmospheric CO2 concentration, the fate of fossil fuel CO2 over geologic time scales in the future, and the impact of CO2 on future ice age cycles, ocean methane hydrate decomposition, and coral reefs.

He is a contributor to the blog RealClimate and he costarred in a climate change blues music video.

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Peter Douglas Ward (born 1949) is an American paleontologist and professor of Biology and of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of WashingtonSeattle. He has written popular numerous science works for a general audience and is also an adviser to the Microbes Mind Forum.

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