Global warming affects the ocean water level because of the raising temperatures; it causes the icebergs to melt which adds more water in the ocean. This poses a threat to Hawaii and other islands because Hawaii is made up of islands, which are small and surrounded by water. This leaves us at risk for many things with the reef and the people.
Tundra, as one of the most sensitive environments, is extremely threatened and endangered. As a consequence of the cold climate, global warming drastically affects the tundra. The effect of humans on tundra environments is also very damaging. Humans develop and damage the natural area, and pollute the air. (National Geographic, 2013)
Alaska is a land of special places, special moments, and special people. Alaska is a land of rare beauty and big distances. Alaska is so rich in natural resources. Alaska is one of the few great expanses of natural land left in the country. Alaska is so big, it covers several climatic and geographical regions.
More than 90% percent of the food in Alaska comes in from elsewhere. Also the Circumpolar Council-Alaska looks out for coastal villages in the state. The United States and the other countries all contribute to global warming and pollution that affects the Arctic. The oogruk are the largest of Alaska’s Ice seals. The inuit live in the Arctic region, which includes parts of Alaska, a few European countries and Russia. The Inuits in Alaska are having many problems because of global warming. They are having trouble finding food while hunting and Alaska already has to find it's food from other places.
Well to start off, many of the Alaska native/American tribes gave little to the causes of climate change. But have faced uneven risks. Many of the tribes have interesting cultures/economies, that are/could be, weak to the impact that is climate change. For the tribes, climate change and some of the supposed solutions threaten ways of living their everyday lives. For instance, their lands, their rights, and
You will find Arctic Alaska on the North side of Alaska, it reaches from the border of Canada to the Chukchi Sea. The Arctic ocean makes the region's northern edge, not as many people live in Arctic Alaska. During winter time Arctic Alaska is a very dark place if in barrow the sun will set on November 18th and will not rise again until January 24th. In the middle of these winter months the temperatures can fall all the way to- 50º F in higher latitudes. This can be the lightest and darkest region in all of Alaska. During the summer time their is 24 hours of sunlight a day can melt seas and topsoil, and is the main cause of icebergs breaking The land was earlier inhabited by Alaskan Natives who thrived off of hunting, whaling, and salmon fishing
The North pole is one of the main places affected by global warming . The Arctic and the Antarctica are both vulnerable to the climate that has changed overtime. The ice caps have promptly melted overtime that they are now differently than they were. (The Arctic ice cap is less than ten feet thick on average). The ice are spread apart floating in the ocean making it hard for animals such as the polar bear to travel one place to another. This creatures must now swim through long distances of waters some becoming exhausted and drowning before reaching to the next
“Increasingly, anthropologists are encountering the local effects and broader social, cultural, economic, and political issues of climate change with their field partners” (Crate and Nuttall 2009). Native Alaskans are already experiencing and seeing the effects of climate change. For Native Alaskans, climate change is not something to happen in the near future, but is an immediate, lived reality impacting daily lives and livelihoods. “Climate change is the result of global processes that were neither caused nor can be mitigated by the inhabitants of the majority of climate-sensitive world regions now experiencing the most unprecedented change” (Crate and Nuttall 2009).
Alaska is an ever changing place. It is known for its massive area, abundance of coast line, its rocky peaks and low lying mountains, arctic tundra, and boreal forests. It has one of the lowest populations of the United states with having less than a million people living in it, but it is the largest state with having an area just over 650,000 square miles. Alaska boasts some of the most extreme temperatures in the Americas, with extreme lows in the northern region, to moderate and even high temperatures in the interior. The many different regions of Alaska provide varying climates and ecosystems throughout them. Just as the climate is so varied the ecoregions and more so the ecosystems of Alaska are just as varied. There are three major
Healthy coastal marine ecosystems are critically important to America’s ecology, economy, and standard of living. While Alaska contains nearly half of the nation’s coastline, we have little understanding of how future climate variability will impact ecological
The local economies in Alaska are being negatively affected as well. Their main source of income is fishing, but since global warming has made the water warmer, the fish that are normally suited for colder climates have died back (Lapowsky, 2015). With the decrease in the fishing industry in Alaska, many people working for fishing companies could expect in the near future layoffs and unemployment. Another problem with global warming in Alaska is the fact that the resources they need to keep their economy going are gradually declining. It is not just Alaska’s economy that will be heavily affected by global warming. Industries that benefit from the fishing industry in Alaska could see most of their income and profit taken away. Many places may
High temperatures and the sea level in the state will change the makeup of whole ecosystems making wildlife shift their ranges, and adapt
Over the course of the years global warming has become a threatening issue that scientists and the government have been cognizant about. Global warming is the term used to describe a gradual increase in the average temperature of the Earth 's atmosphere and its oceans, a change that is believed to be permanently changing the Earth’s climate. The earth periodically warms up and cools down. The Earth is currently going through a warming trend that coincides with the industrial revolution. This threat has cause several negative influx in our world. For instance, higher temperatures, which are worsening many types of disasters, including storms, heat waves, floods, and droughts. This creates a warmer climate creates an atmosphere that can collect, retain, and drop more water, changing weather patterns in such a way that wet areas become wetter and dry areas drier. The polar regions are particularly vulnerable to a warming atmosphere. Average temperatures in the Arctic are elevating twice as fast as they are elsewhere on earth, and the world 's ice sheets are melting velociously. This does not only has grave consequences for the region 's people, wildlife, and plants; its most serious impact may be on rising sea levels. As humans, we face a host of challenges, but we 're certainly not the only ones catching heat. As land and sea undergo rapid changes, the animals that inhabit them are in danger of evanesesting if they don 't adapt quickly enough. The earth 's marine
The report will state the facts and issue about global warming all over the world. The report will focus on the impact of global warming and consider what actions can be taken by Greenpeace to fight global warming. Global warming, which will trigger hurricanes and tropical storms, has a negative effect on human beings and wildlife. According to the report, thanks to global warming, a million species have already become extinct and approximately 150,000 people will die by the end of the 21st-century ¹. What’s more, sea level will rise nearly three feet by 2100, which will threat people in coastal area². In addition, global warming will elevate occurrence of strong hurricanes, droughts, heat waves, wildfires, and other natural disasters³. This report will showcase some key facts and data concerning global warming, considering the effect on human’s life, animals and the environment. In addition, this report will list different ways in which we as an environmental organization can tackle the problem of global warming.
Occurring on the entire planet, global warming affects individual regions at different intensity levels. Places covered in snow, like the Arctic, are being disturbed by the rising temperature, resulting in a decrease of ice and an increase of liquid water. To illustrate the immensity of this matter,