Have you ever stepped outside on a hot day in a black T-Shirt and felt more hot than if you were in a white one? That is due to albedo. Albedo, translated into "whiteness" in Latin, is a term used to measure reflectiveness (Collins 2020). This is usually used on Earth to explain how surfaces reflect sunlight in order to cool down the planet, one of the biggest surfaces that does this is snow and ice (Collins 2020). White surfaces reflect light much more than darker surfaces (Center for Climate and Energy Solutions 2010). Therefore, when black carbon lands on snow and ice, less sunlight is reflected back into space (Center for Climate and Energy Solutions 2010). This causes the snow and ice to absorb more heat and melt much faster than they would if they were lighter, meaning less reflection of sunlight is happening, causing even more melting and rising sea levels (Johnson 2018 and Collins 2020).