It is hard to believe that a collection of human beings can cause destruction to an atmosphere changing the surface temperatures all over the world. Global warming is happening, but the debate between scientists, citizens, and politicians is who is causing it? Fifty years ago we could have questioned this and been skeptical about the findings, but now there is research showing how much of an impact we are putting on species, nature, habitats, and glaciers. Glaciers the sizes of buildings are simply disappearing beneath the ocean. Global warming refers to the recent and ongoing rise in global temperature near the Earth’s surface (Environmental Protection Agency).
Not only are we killing our planet for our future generations, but also we affect and destroy the habitats of the animals who sustain our lives. If the common thought is, we do not want to address the situation now because it is easier, then you do not realize how much money, and the danger it costs us to sustain our dirty habits. At our current path of earth destruction, we will leave our earth an unsustainable wasteland for our future generations; healing and prevention programs must be put into play immediately, or the end of the world, will no longer be a myth. Temperature is the biggest casualty of Global Warming. The changes in temperature are slowly rising making longer summers, and shorter, less cold winters.
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.
Any animal unable to adapt to these new changes will go extinct. The polar bear is one of those species that is very close to this tragic consequence. Another thing that global warming will affect is disease. As the temperature rises by 1°F a century, the insects carrying disease will roam north bringing it with them (Mixit Productions website design , 2011). This could result in plagues and a higher death count to common diseases.
For example floods are going to increase due to the sea level rising from the melted ice. This is important because the floods will attack the human life directly. For example the water that we drink will get more acidic having people die as well due to the unsafe water levels “(Global Warming Interactive)”. In addition organisms rely on each other for survival “(Global Warming Interactive)”. For example some plants will bloom before the insects are active which will cause the insects to decrease leading to the domino effect to our ... ... middle of paper ... ...from animals to humans are being restricted to adapt from the quick change in temperature.
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What is the first marine mammal added to the endangered species list attributed primarily to climate change? As climate change melts the ice, it is projected that two thirds of polar bears will disappear by 2050. This drastic decline in the polar bear is occurring in our lifetime, which is but a miniscule fraction of the time polar bears have explored the vast Arctic seas (National Wildlife Federation, 2014). Unfortunately, that is the polar bear (Defenders of Wildlife, 2013). 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).
Other affected countries include the U.S. (Alaska), Greenland, Russia, and Norway (the Svalbard archipelago) .There are solutions to slow down global warming but unless we all act together, then there is no hope for the polar bear inhabitants of earth. CAUSES OF THE PROBLEM Polar bears are endangered animals as a result of the humans polluting their environment. Human hobbies such as hunting destroy polar bear population. Some cultures find polar bears as good sources of food. But, the leading reason behind polar bears endangerment is global warming.