As the weather is up and down, cold one day and then extremely hot the next, no matter the short changed in weather, climate is a huge deal breaker for the future of the polar bear. Are humans responsible for the future of the big white bears that roam around on ice all day trying to survive? Maybe we are, maybe we are not, but polar bears are diminishing due to fluctuating environmental changes, gas and oil activities like drilling in the Atlantic Ocean, and their survival rate is decreasing as a result of starvation. Climate change has been one of the top leading causes of sea ice loss. According to Polar Bear International a study found from satellite pictures starting from the 1900s to now show major sea ice loss.
This problem may be solved through various ways by helping to find ways to slow down global warming and to help regulate oil and gas businesses from using certain type of harmful chemicals that harm the Polar Bears and decreasing the rate of hunting being used to kill the polar bears prey. Resulting the endangered species, polar bears to known to be close to extinction. The polar bear is “canary in the coal mine” a serious threat global warming poses to species. Unless immediate action is taken. Studies show that polar bears have been listed as a threatened species in the United States.
This essay will examine the main effects of global warming by looking at the threats to wildlife and habitat, rise in sea level, and health impacts on humans. One main effect of global warming is the threat to wildlife and habitat. The increase in global warming disrupts wildlife species and causes extinction to animals that cannot adapt (NRDC, n.d.). One example is the decrease in polar bear population. As the ice continues to melt, some polar bears are drowning because they have to swim longer distances to reach the ice sheets.
Scientist say that the earth could be warmer by an additional 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit by the 21st century if we don’t reduce usage of burning fossil fuels. Climate change also adds additional risks to our food supplies scientists say they are already seeing the harmful effects in some regions. Polar ice melting would become another major affect of global warming if it isn’t stopped which could cause problems for many lives on Earth not just human beings. Thesis Statement Global warming is a negative affect on Earth what it affects; are animals to become extinct including polar bears also many other animals, diseases to spread in areas never been/seen before, and sea level rising which could cause problems for living societies, and forest fires to its environment and population. One degree in Earth’s temperature across its entire surface means huge changes in climatic extremes.
Global warming is a major problem around the world that many people choose to remain blind to. This disaster is effected many ecosystems like the polar ice caps and ocean currents. Global warming is affecting humans more than you think a little extra heat could cause. Unfortunately, this problem cannot be fixed but there are simple things that you can do to help slow down the slow process. Scientists have discovered that animals the live at the North Pole have recently became in grave danger.
However, this runs the risk of starvation as traditional prey are found in the ocean and not on land. As mentioned before, one of the two threats to polar bears are other polar bears as male bears may prey on cubs in times of starvation. Moreover, as the ice melts, humans take that as a signal that a new ocean has risen and thus there is an opportunity of industrial development. Such development can include petroleum exploration – however, a single oil spill in the Arctic would prove detrimental for not only polar bears but the entire ecosystem below them. As these “new oceans” arise, there has been more human movement and shipping around the Arctic.
The climate change endangers the species, so much so that the animals have become one of the icons that conservationists use to illustrate the threat posed by climate change (The Huffington Post, 2014). You cannot protect a species from the impacts of climate change without addressing the issue of climate change, itself (Defenders of Wildlife, 2013). Large carnivores are extreme indicators of ecosystem health (WWF, n.d.). “As the Arctic sea ice melts, the polar bears lose their primary hunting ground — not to mention their most plentiful and nutritious prey. It remains a question whether they will be able to adapt to changing conditions and survive” (The Huffington Post, 2014).
The melting ice reduces the number of seals and food intake of polar bears. In addition, polar bears are used to living in ice caves. The rising temperature causes the collapse of ice caves, which can kill baby bears. The climate change is negatively affecting the biodiversity in the region and will definitely harm the ecosystem
Save the Animals How boring would the world be without wildlife? Why should we have to kill endangered animals to help save them? One must be aware of how some magnificent big and small animals are coming close to extinction. The cause to this tragedy is due to trophy hunting, meaning that hunters only kill for the head or certain body parts of the animal. There are many reason to why it may be acceptable to have trophy hunting, but also how it can damage the wildlife making them face extinction at an alarming rate.
Imagine a world without any animals just humans. It's scary isn't it? This could happen on Earth if we don’t change our lifestyles according to scientist and non-profit organizations called save our seas and world wildlife. Earth is rapidly being destroyed by mankind in ways like overfishing, deforestation, and not recycling plastic properly. These things are then leading to a loss in bio-diversity, contamination in water, and ultimately killing our planet.